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Published: Monday, Sept. 16 2013 3:38 p.m. MDT

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lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

"The president supports, as do an overwhelming majority of Americans, common-sense measures to reduce gun violence,"

Obviously more gun laws are not the answer. DC has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the nation, yet this tragedy happened. If you want common-sense measures to reduce violence, stop using the failed tactic of increased gun laws. You know the definition of insanity, don’t you?

I think BO is just trying to focus attention on the tool the domestic terrorist used to draw attention away from the fact that another domestic terrorist attack occurred on his watch.

Bloomberg contributed around $350,000 to support the Colorado Democrats — Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron. The NRA spent roughly the same amount opposing them.

Previous articles said the NRA spent considerably less. Which is correct?

Too bad the focus IS on guns, and not on the terrorists who use them.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Obama never lets a tradegy go unexploited, or get in the way of his campaigning. He is a very smooth operator - buyer beware.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Instead of continually trying to ban guns from law biding citizens perhaps we should be flipping the debate 180 degrees and encouraging citizens to arm themselves and take gun education and gun safety courses - to protect themselves from the criminally insane as in this mass shooting. It does no good to disarm the sane and the just so they can't protect themselves and their loved ones against an increasing violent and out of control society. People who want to inflict this sort of harm on innocent people have only one thing on their mind - death- and they have no regard for human life. These criminally insane people will get their guns - legally or illegally - and they will use the guns to kill.The question out there now is will we be allowed to protect ourselves. We saw in Boston how the criminally insane who were bent on killing will get the job done one way or the other. In Boston's case the weapons of choice were bombs.

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

An overwhelming number of people oppose ObamaCare but that doesn't seem to phase the President

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Yes yet another shooting, and the fact that this occurred on a military base means that those being shot at were helpless, they had to just sit there and take it or hide if they could.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Let's not forget that gun free zones and that includes gun free cities are among the most dangerous places in the United States.

NCIS
York, SC

Amazing how tht shooting happened just "as the gun debate has gone cold". These mass killings always seem to happen at the right time. They almost don't seem random.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Perhaps the President should review the security clearance process of government agencies.
It has taken reporters a mere 12 hours to dig up information that would preclude him having any access to weapons or government facilities.
And yet he's been given clearance as recently as this summer.
Bradley Manning is a very unstable boy, and yet he was not only allowed into the military but given access to sensitive documents as well.
And then there is Nidal Hasan.
Look in the mirror, Mr. President. We must do a better job of screening and responding to problems of government workers.
Of course, the narrative dictates that we ignore reality and blame legitimate gun owners.

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

The greater issue may be: when are we going to accept treatment of mental health as the great failing of our society?

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

These "executive actions" that Obama wants to take according to the article. When will the Congress begin looking into this Presidents executive orders and find that some may overreach his constitutional power.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

the naval base was a gun free zone. So much for gun laws protecting the innocent. Time for lib's to re-think their fantasy land of a gun-less America being a safe America. Bad guys get illegal guns and kill innocent people and the smoke clears long before the police finally arrive to collect the dead. You can choose to protect yourself and family from the bad guys or plan their funeral afterwards. The police can't protect you and neither can Barack. It is up to you people. Sit by and watch or arm yourself and live another day. Evil exists - and so do crazy people. You can't legislate them away. Ask the city of Chicago.

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