Obama flies Sandy Hook parents on AF1 to lob

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  1. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Our tax dollars at work. Hey Obama, how come you no fly the parents of dead Detroit kids on AF1?

    Obama to bring some Sandy Hook families on AF1 - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is providing rides to 11 relatives of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School so they can attend his gun control speech Monday before heading to Washington on Air Force One to personally encourage senators to back gun legislation that faces tough opposition.
    After Obama's speech in Hartford, relatives of seven children and one staffer killed during December's massacre at the school will travel back to Washington with him, according to the nonprofit organization that works with the families, Sandy Hook Promise.
    The White House says Obama is going to argue in his speech that lawmakers have an obligation to the children killed and other victims of gun violence to act on his proposals.
    Gun legislation could come up for debate in the Senate this week as lawmakers return from spring break. The Sandy Hook families want to speak to senators who have not voiced support for the legislation, to ask for support in memory of their children and the school staff who were killed Dec. 14. The White House offered to give the families a ride so they could also attend Obama's speech before their lobbying push.
    Sandy Hook Promise said in a statement, "The group is encouraging senators to come together around legislative proposals that will both save lives and respect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans."
    In his speech Monday evening, Obama plans to invoke the memories of the 26 students and staff members killed. He is speaking at the University of Hartford, near the state capitol where last week the governor signed into law some of the nation's strictest gun control laws with the Sandy Hook families standing behind him.
    But legislation in Washington faces a tougher challenge, as the nation's memories of the shooting fade with time and the National Rifle Association wages a formidable campaign against Obama's proposals. Senators were negotiating Monday in search of an eleventh-hour deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, after weeks of talks had failed to reach a compromise that could win bipartisan support.
    Other measures Obama wants are unlikely to pass. Senate leaders say there are not enough votes for an assault weapons ban. Prospects are also bleak for a proposal to limit the number of rounds of ammunition in a single magazine to 10.
    With time running out on negotiations, the White House is making an all-hands-on-deck push this week. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder planned to promote their plan at the White House on Tuesday with law enforcement officials. First lady Michelle Obama planned to wade into the debate Wednesday with a speech on youth violence in her hometown of Chicago. And on Thursday, Biden was taking part in a discussion on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" with people who have different views on gun control.
    The matter is divisive in Newtown, Conn., as in the rest of the country. Not all Sandy Hook families support gun control, and even those involved with the lobbying push organized by Sandy Hook Promise are not backing the assault weapons ban. But those families are asking lawmakers to expand background checks, increase penalties for gun trafficking and limit the size of magazines. The magazine issue has a particular resonance with those families.

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Someone needs to "Sequester" Obummer's Travel Funds.... He should WALK, until he fixes the deficit..... My Opinion... YMMV....
     
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    It is sad and unfortunate that the parents of Sandy Hook are being used as pawn's in Obummer's game of deceit to the American people, in the attempt to strip away and deny us of our rights.
     
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  4. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    As I just mentioned in the 'redneck twitter box', more gun control laws are irrelevant, because the Sandy Hook shooter was already denied LEGALLY to acquire a gun. Gun control laws do not stop criminals from acquiring guns. Why that is so hard for politicians to grasp I dunno.
     
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  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Oh they grasp it plenty. That's why they're going for broke bringing in the tear stained faces of family members. They can't win on logic, but if emotional response gets them what they want that's fine with them.
     
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  6. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    That's one of the downsides of the current technology, media is so pervasive that they can mislead the public left and right.
     
  7. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Well they couldn't let a good tragedy go to waste [OO]
     
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  8. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Hiow utterly sick, damnable even, using the deaths of children for political gain.

    These people are heartless.

    Chicago has a "Sandy hook" every month. I guess Black kids and teens just don't matter a whit to the POTUS...
     
  9. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Pretty much been my stance since day one with anyone who tries to throw Sandy Hook in my face. Where were all the tears and outrage when it was just black kids killing each other? Crickets chirping, that's all I heard before.
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    And he's preaching to his choir, I don't get the idea at all. Now, if he took affected folks to a state that was anti, it might make more sense, so the other side of the story would get as many column inches. (Might get some derisive cat calls, wouldn't that be bad in the papers?)

    The idea of parading people to influence politics is an abomination, whether it be at a State of the Union address or a lobbying effort.
     
  11. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    He should show them the streets of Chicago so they could see how well guncontrol works and when the gangs kill them he could use that sad story too.
     
  12. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    He won't though, shows that his time there was worthless and he knows that gun control doesn't make people safer.
     
  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Maybe they will pass a law some day, that bans the use of victims of violence in the process of political activities to garner support of any governmental action of any kind. Of course they would just write a presidential order to not enforce the law.... man this is confusing... why does the government work so hard to have laws if you can order the non-enforcement by fiat of said law. I think that since a law can be dismissed by the wave of the royal hand... we should just fire all of congress, since they really don't have a job that means anything if they can not pass laws/rules..... yes, let's fire the whole bunch of them....today. [winkthumb]
     
  14. tbf8170

    tbf8170 Monkey+

    Maybe it's time for the "Citizens" to take the liberal politicians & law inforecment in these states voting in new laws into the courts, isn't that right out of their playbook for dealing with the "Law Abiding Citizens"?
     
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