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Honoring cops, Obama keeps pressure on gun control

Honoring cops, Obama keeps pressure on gun control
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POSTED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:12pm

UPDATED: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 9:36am

Honoring police officers at the White House on Saturday, President Barack Obama made another call on Congress to enact tough restrictions on guns.

At the annual "Top Cops" event in the East Room, Obama said the nation needs new "common sense" laws that could make it "harder for dangerous criminals to get their hands on lethal weapons."

The new laws would help protect police officers like the ones being honored Saturday, Obama said.

"If top cops can risk their lives to do their jobs, the rest of us should just be able to summon some tiny fraction of courage and the same sense of responsibility," he said. "And certainly, that applies for those of us responsible for supporting law enforcement and first responders here in Washington."

Obama's push for new gun laws met a serious obstacle in April when the Senate defeated a bipartisan measure that would have expanded background checks to gun shows and online sales.

Senators who opposed the measure have come under harsh criticism from gun control groups, and Obama and Senate Democrats have vowed to continue pushing for new rules.

At the event Saturday, Obama paid particular tribute to officers who rushed to help people after the Boston Marathon bombing in April, and who participated in the manhunt for the suspects several days later.

"These officers represent the best of us, and they deserve the best from us," the president said. "And that begins with being thankful to them not just today, but for the rest of their lives and recognizing the sacrifices not only they make, but their parents and spouses and kids who watch their loved ones go off and serve every day, knowing that there's real danger out there."

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The more this government tries to control my gun, the more convinced I am they shouldn't. In other words, the more our government is afraid of us then, the more afraid we should be of them.

Obama ain't 'honoring' cops. He is honoring himself. Watch how many times he says 'I" and 'ME' in his speeches.

Skippie can keep trying his gun control shtick. It won't work.

Crime is down, gun ownership is up. So here is no real problem except the government likes it's peasants unarmed.

I suppose honoring police and first responders includes buying up all the ammunition so that officers can't practice with their weapons using our tax dollars. Remember it was B.O. who said he would not let the 2nd ammendment stop him from controlling guns. He found that he couldn't get around the constitution so he trying to buy up all the ammo using our tax dollars.

Rick Perry shouldn't welcome B.O. ( Bad Odor) Obama to Texas with open arms. Gov. Perry should polietly greet B.O. when he gets off the plane and tell him to get back on his plane and go somewhere that he is welcome as that is certainely not Texas. You cannot be rude to the POTUS but you can surely let him know he is not welcome.

We have laws that are not enforced. Having more laws that are not enforced will not help. Repeal all prior laws and set up a new set and enforce them without infringing on the second amendment!

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