President Obama stands firm on gun control despite long odds (+video)

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 5, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    So, the President of the United states should remove security from America's children?

    Even Fox News host Chris Wallace even called that logic 'ridiculous'.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    The NRA's Wayne LaPierre is raging about proposals to put new taxes on guns. For heaven sakes, we have special taxes on so many things these days.

    Tax tobacco products through the roof for cancer research and public awareness but keep guns free of all taxes except the standard sales tax? Excise taxes on liquor but not on guns and ammo? Levy big rig trucks that take a toll on highway upkeep, user fees on so many things but keep your government paws off of gun and ammo sales?

    The Second Amendment doesn't create a privledged claaa, at least it's that's not its intent. But a visionary President urging us to think outside the box seems to have Mr. LaPierre so rattled he's not even sounding rational of late.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Just as Obamacare failed to keep health care costs down, the porkulus failed to end the recession, and dudd-frank has failed to protect consumers and end too-big-to-fail, BO's proposals are ill-considered and would be ineffective.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    Should we have background checks on people who purchase weaponry and ammo? Ask the little 5 year old boy who was kept in an underground bunker for a week by a nutcase with a criminal record and a gun pointed at his head.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    The recent killers in Alabama and Texas were law abiding until they pulled the trigger of the gun that they were obsessed over. Keep guns in the residence and not on the streets except if locked up with GPS tracker.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    Mr. President, the law abiding armed citizens of America stand firmer.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:31 p.m.

    So, the President of the United states should remove security from his children?

    Even Fox News host Chris Wallace even called that logic 'ridiculous'.


    I thought 'more guns will prevent more guns'?

    But now, people want Obama's family to have zero protection.

    Pick a standard.

    More guns do not make people safer. Ft. Hood and the Columbine shootings verify this.

    But please, do not be so low as to attack Obama's children when they do not make policy.

    Do not use the death of 20 children to justify putting a man's children at risk simply because you disagree with Obama's political stance.

    There have been enough attacks on a man's children, that people should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    Good for him.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    Don Quioxte for sure. But, better to take the high road, less traveled than follow the lambs to the slaughter.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    The president of this current country, won't win this fight.
    Mark my words

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:38 p.m.

    Firm? What about Mexican cartels, and Egypt?

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Feb. 4, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    You got a tough fight ahead, Mr. President. And it's going to get worse.

    The National Rifle Association has sunk to a new low with its official list of prominent people and organizations it accuses of attacking the Second Amendment. Included are celebrities, editorial cartoonists, news organizations, teacher’s unions, etc. All it takes to make the NRA hall of shame list is to support or contribute to an “anti-gun group” such as one group that is opposed to repeal of the Brady Act.

    The American Bar Association, the American Medical Association, and the Anti-Defamation League are among the so-called anti-gun organizations that made the list. It so much reminds me of the smear tactics of the McCarthy era.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    Barack has said he doesn't support armed guards in school.

    Why doesn't he be an example and demand that the men who protect his family stop carrying.

    Or is he suggesting only his family is a threat or only his family deserves gun protection?

    What is a Sandy Hook parent had felt months ago their child was in danger? Are we to assume barack would have told them no they are not in danger since barack does not support armed guards at schools?