Neal Barton's POV

How about our families?


POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 7:48pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 11:38am

It seems rather odd that President Obama's administration is meeting about clamping down on other Americans law-abiding Americans rights to bear arms while giving his family all the protection they'll ever need.

This from yesterday's USA today: President Obama signed a law today granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives.

As it stands now, the measure affects only two presidents -- Obama and predecessor George W. Bush. The bill approved by Congress reversed a 1994 law that had ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president left office; it applied to presidents first elected after Jan. 1, 1997. I.e. Bush and Obama.

"A sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, says increased terrorist threats and the greater mobility and youth of former presidents made the change necessary."

"The new law also authorizes Secret Service protection for the children of former presidents until they turn 16."

Any president can turn down Secret Service protection after they leave office. But, during these tense times where many of us out here in flyover country want to be able to protect our families from the vermin who wish to do harm, the president makes sure he's covered.

Does his family deserve protection? Sure. But, so does mine. So does yours.

Once again, this president is tone deaf.

That's my point of view, whats' yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
#1. the 2nd amendment does not state what kind of Arms you are allowed to keep.
#2. A well regulated Militia means there will be regulation imposed on the melitia (people) by the governing authority of the Malitia which means the government. The congress & President has the power afforded it by the Constitution to regulate the ARMS.

You idiots saying that the President is coming for our guns are nothing but a bunch of fools. You know nothing about the U. S. Constitution or how it is amended. IDIOTS.

if all of you whinners want the benefits that others have, either in the private sector or government sector then you need to apply for those jobs. Otherwise stop crying like a 2 year old " Billy has one of those but I don't and if I don't have one then Billy shouldn't either". CRY BABIES

Once again. This is not about protection. This is about the confiscation of guns, an attack on the 2nd Ammendment and he's just getting started. This is about a tyrannical government and it appears to me the Republicans and Democrats are so unknowledgeable about the U.S. Constitution that they are going to let him do just what he wants and I will leave that to your imagination where he's going with all of this. Seizure of power.

Katie, give us a link where president Obama has ever stated he wanted to confiscate anybodys guns.
You can't because it has never happened. In FACT, why in the world would he have signed legislation into law that other Presidents would not (including Regan, G H W Bush, G W Bush), that allows people to carry firearms in National Parks even in non hunting seasons? YUP, OBAMA DID THAT RIGHT AFTER HE TOOK OFFICE IN 09. YOU IDIOTS

Yea I heard about the little weasel giving himself around the clock protection for the rest of his life (armed with GUNS, the same GUNS he says won't protect you.)

But then he is special and you are not.

Which little weasel? George H. W. Bush or George W. Bush? Are you so stupid that you did not know that every President, past and present that is still living receives around the clock protection for the rest of their lives and that , that policy was in place prior to President Obama being elected the first time.

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