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Two things; I think this is a disgusting photo-op for Obama, and two; Air Force one is not your personal aircraft. We, the tax payers own it.
Kids can't take White House tours, but the King can waste tax dollars on this?
There were 20 children executed by the madman in Newtown, who should have been in a cage long before Newtown ever happened. Yet, there are only 7 families invited to fly on Air Force One? That's only a third. What about the other 2/3rds? Are they not supporting Obama's agenda of more gun control so they don't get invited to fly on Air Force One, which would be a once in a lifetime opportunity? This looks very petty, in my opinion, in an effort to push for more gun controls which would not have stopped the carnage or even saved one life. Lanza could easily have used a shotgun with 00 Buckshot and done much more damage than he managed to do with the Bushmaster and handguns. This is tilting at windmills, but pushing a long held liberal desire to ban "assault weapons" and standard capacity magazines. If you want to memorialize the children, build a monument to them. Don't punish innocent gun owners and potential future gun owners who had nothing to do with those deaths. That's punishing the many because you can't punish the perpetrator.
Barry has lost this arguement, why is he wasting time on it? The gun debate was settled in 1791, move along. Shouldn't he be concentrating on his terrible jobs record?, his huge budget deficits?, his rising poverty statistics?, the Middle East and Asia falling into anarchy on his watch?, the mass chaos from Obamacare? When is this guy going to start governing?
Its a good thing Obama is Lazer focused on the budget, debt and the economy and not social issues or gun control. Please return to washington and do your job.
Be careful Republicans you never know who Obama will send his Assassination Drones against next! How many innocent collateral damage civilians did he kill with his drones? Kida are kids on matter what country they live in. While I am appalled at what happened in Newtown, Obama has no highroad in this let alone the fact he plainly is infringing on the second amendment. Enforce the laws already on the books and see how that goes. Just remember you cant let everyone out of jail free like they did the illegal immigrants all over the country and expect the laws to work. They need to be enforced.
Mr. President, we certainly won't forget your attacks on the Constitution and American citizens rights. The crimes of Newtown were committed by a disturbed individual and have nothing to do with the rest of us. It is not the fault of responsible gun owners or their guns that the Sandy Hook killings occurred. The killer is dead now and there's nobody left to punish. Using the Newtown families like human shields for your agenda is wrong and America is watching. Sometimes the right thing to do isn't the instinctive knee-jerk reaction. Sometimes the right thing to do is nothing. There is no "gun problem" that can't be solved by enforcing existing laws. It's a
difficult reality, but it's time to just let go.
sharkysharkApr. 8, 13 5:12 PM
Mr. President, we certainly won't forget your attacks on the Constitution and American citizens rights. The crimes of Newtown were committed by a disturbed individual and have nothing to do with the rest of us. It is not the fault of responsible gun owners.... As gun owners our responsibilities extend past the ownership of just our guns. It extends to making our communities as safe as possible. Universal background checks for those purchasing guns as well as limiting magazine capacities does NOT infringe on anyone's rights and should be supported by ALL responsible gun owners.
For a president who campaigns probably 85% of the time and governs about 15% of the time, to speeak about "political stunts" on the part of others is something he could write volumes about.
To say an individual who promotes illegitimate attack on constitutionally reserved civil rights of the people is not fit to sit in this seat of public trust would be a great understatement. I hope we can survive as a nation through to the end of this self-imposed occupation of the unethical. It's going to be a trial for us to do so, but hopefully we'll come out secure and ready to do the hard work mending the wounds this gang has imposed on the United States.
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