Dem Senator: Obama Is 'Extreme' On Gun Control


Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) appeared on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos and said that while she believes everything should be on the table in talks about gun control, what she hears coming from the Obama White House is nothing less than "extreme."

The North Dakota Senator doubts that the Obama administration is going to get real support on Capitol Hill for it's proposals. “I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration — and if The Washington Post is to be believed — that's way, way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it's not going to pass,” said Heitkamp.

The Post piece she referenced was authored by Philip Rucker. In it, he wrote that the Obama White House task force on gun violence headed by Vice President Joe Biden was considering measures, including universal background checks for all gun buyers, strengthened mental health examinations and tougher penalties for those caught carrying firearms near schools.

Rucker wrote:

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.

A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.

To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses. White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda.

In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action, according to interest-group leaders who have discussed options with Biden and key Cabinet secretaries. Possibilities include changes to federal mental-health programs and modernization of gun-tracking efforts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

That is way beyond an "assault" weapons and high-capacity magazine ban. On top of that, does anyone else remember how well this administration's ATF tracked weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels during Operation Fast and Furious? Oh that's right, they put trackers on a total of 2 weapons out of 2,500 and one of those was homemade by an ATF agent. Both had 40 hour battery lives, so they were never intent on actually tracking them at all.

Sen. Heitkamp holds an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association and says the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut calls for a greater look at mental health than for guns. “One of the issues that I think comes — screams out of this is the issue of mental health and the care for the mentally ill in our country, especially the dangerously mentally ill,” said Heitkamp. “And so we need to have a broad discussion before we start talking about gun control."

It's good to see a Democrat call the Obama agenda "extreme," because it is the truth. Anyone can look at the data and see there is not a gun problem, especially when it comes to semi-automatic rifles in our society. It is not only asinine to say so, but it is dishonest and it is an outright lie. The problem could better be directed at idiot politicians who seem to have nothing better to do than create ways to tax Americans and trample on the Constitution and the rights of the citizens that Constitution is supposed to protect.

While Senator Heitkamp may not agree with the Obama administration over their extreme position, there is no doubt that what we are witnessing now is a push for their real agenda and it comes from their own mouths. Attorney General Eric Holder was one that said that people needed to be "brainwashed" in order to deal a blow to the Second Amendment. Barack Obama has vowed to “use whatever power this office holds” to prevent mass shootings from occurring in the future and it seems that Congress has been all too willing to go along with him in the past. He has demanded that legislation be forthcoming and Senator Feinstein has obliged to push a weapons ban.

Things are happening in a flurry. Eight gun control bills were presented on the first day of the new Congress. Immediately following the election in November Barack Obama reopened the United Nations Small Arms Treaty talks, and on January 22 of this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein will present her "assault" weapons ban bill.

We must hold our representatives feet to the fire on this one Constitutionalists and Patriots. Make your voice heard in Washington and flood your representatives' emails, faxes and phones over all this unnecessary legislation.

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  • MrsBryant8

    If they really cared about stopping gun violence, they would
    register the criminals not the law abiding citizens. We need a
    Weapon Offenders database similar to the sex offenders one. The
    justice system could auto-populate it and licensed psychiatrists
    & parent/guardians could submit names of unstable people they
    care for. It would be open to the public so any seller of any
    lethal weapon (or ammunition) could check for the potential buyer’s
    name on the list. Put the rights, including right to privacy, back
    in the law abiding citizens hands. No registration for law abiding
    citizens!

    Also, if someone was concerned about a neighbor with a weapon, they
    could look up their name online. If they were in the Weapon
    Offender database, they could report the violation to the
    authorities.

  • Wolf-Talker1

    This measure is not extreme enough they need to strengthen it even more, perhaps a total ban on gun ownership or turn the while thing over to that most wonderful Organization the United Nations!

  • Disgusted!

    This kind of BS never ends up very good for the bad guys in the long run!

  • vet

    I would like to know if biden will turn in his Berrita or finestein turns in her 5 shot smith.Then there is shummer that not only shot a house intruder and nothing was said about that,if he would be willing to disarm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chuck-Petersen/615239752 Chuck Petersen

    Here's the problem with the "mental health" aspect of gun control: They will decide that if you're a Constitutionalist, small-government, suspicious of big gov't, states' rights type, then you have a mental disorder and should not have any type of firearm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.mathews.507 Dave Mathews

    There is NO gun show loophole....when you buy a gun at a gunshow you fill out the same forms as when you buy at wallmart and yes all the dealers at a show have the little magic FBI phone number to call, same as any other place. People who sell at gun shows are gun store owners for the most part. gunshow loophole is liberal mass media B$$$$$t.....

    • Dom

      Correct!

  • obhfwb

    obama want nothing more than to see the complete destruction of America for his muslim brotherhood and the democrats are all willing to help him to accomplish this as they all worship the devil.

    God bless our troops and the NRA and all legal gun owners of America

    To hell with that boy obama the community organizer from hell..........

  • TheTexasCooke

    "Attacking a straw-man" is a propoganda technique whereby an antagonist gets you to debate a new topic so that the real topic can be won by default/neglect. They CANNOT take your guns because neither you nor your State...nor the Constitution and everyone that supports it....is going to allow it! But as long as you continue to be out-raged by this topic, you are not talking about the REAL topic. Say it with me together....Benghazi and "Fast and Furious"....say it again....Benghazi and "Fast and Furious".....those are the topics that will put WH staff and Cabinet members in prison and possibly a president out of work...say it one more time....Benghazi and "Fast and Furious".....We can even talk about "no more appropriations of any kind until the Senate passes a budget" another time...stay focused.....

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.mathews.507 Dave Mathews

      right on bro....!!!!

  • george

    No $h!t?

  • jim

    Democrats will be defeated miserably for their stand on AMNESTY and GUN CONTROL.

  • RickG

    This democrat talks out of both sides of her mouth! She may vote against Obama & gun control (for now) but she will vote w/Obama on 99.99% of everything else. That includes other manners of controlling the "sheeple". She needs to go too...that is a lesson the NRA has yet to learn. Look at Manchin (D-VA)...got a high rating from the NRA and turned on them like a fox in a hen house when politics and party affiliation demand it. Bottom line, there are no good democrats. Why? Because everyone who has a D after their name, before their state or district has been or is part and party to the murder of millions of unborn, they have destroyed the education system in this country, they work every day to remove the ability of parents to do the parenting, they coddle and protect everything anti-American and anti-Christian, are wrecking the health care system and have destroyed the economy...sadly many republicans are heading in the same direction...time to clean house and reset the clock.

  • SandraJ

    Why wasn't it extreme for Obama to give guns to Mexico in Fast and Furious? What a hypocrite!! He's sure swept that subject under the rug.

  • retiredmillwright

    Obama dreams of being king of America for life, and like any other wanta be socialist dictator, dreams of turning the citizens into disarmed peasants. Obama can just keep his sticky fingers off of my constitution, and if he wants to take guns away from someone, take them away from his body guards.

  • A. Levy

    We are being pushed to that point where the tree of liberty needs to be refreshed. And, if you think NYC's Queen Bloomberg will advise for anything but an all-out ban, ala Britain, then you don't know anything about him. He is a master sneak and liar.

  • rickmoncrief

    Here is something to consider "putting on the table."

    If the violent “shooter” video games didn’t exist, would there be as many Lanzas and his ilk?

    First person video game graphics (that made the first person shooter possible) started to proliferate in the mid 1990’s. First, tens of thousands in the arcade and shortly millions of home game consoles could deliver the full “murder simulation” of the shooter de jour.

    I use driving simulators (with first person graphics) to teach people about and to extend their driving ability. In a short time they have a new set of abilities. After a little more practice some of their capabilities become second nature. Commercial airlines use simulation for similar purposes. The military seems to be building simulators for all of their jobs. For very low cost and low risk, they can teach someone to walk into a target environment, avoid distraction, and concentrate on executing the mission. At I/ITSEC (military simulation conference) the ability of the game companies for creating realism is aspired to. Hollywood is a supporting actor in this too but Clooney’s dirty hands probably only amount to a bit part. Watching someone is nothing like the feel of the gun in your hands as you strafe everything in sight.

    Another question, considering the affect (with and a) on innocent live, which is worst
    the murder simulator or child porn? What is the benefit to society of having murder simulators available to all the troubled minds? None that I can think of.

  • K9-00BK

    Remember Waco, TX?. The National/Socialist Government(formally known as the Federal Government) murdered over 20 school aged children and nothing was done. The AG at that time, Janet Reno, went on to a successful private law practice and never looked back. We all are aware of Bill Clinton's success after his retirement from the White House.

  • Ron Alford

    Obama is extreme with everything. But watch out, when he gets too extreme with Israel you better duck and cover.

  • http://twitter.com/HoneyBee_Bryant HoneyBeeBryant

    It won't matter anyway. The drones are coming to America en force: http://huff.to/R00XUE via @HuffPostWorld What good will an assault rifles against an armed drone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.mathews.507 Dave Mathews

      you can buy a silmulator to teach you how to do it.....

  • Hotnike

    OF COURSE WALMART WILL BE BEHIND THIS LEGISLATIION BECAUSE IT CRUSHES THEIR COMPETITION. YES, I AM SHOUTING,

  • shannon853

    well since the most violance is amoung the blacks as they seen happy to shoot each other, will obama start with his bros or exempt them as he did in obama care for islam?

    • Jillian

      Didn't Obama exempt the Muslims from airport searches, especially the women?