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Obama promises mayors unilateral action on guns

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stymied by Congress in his gun control efforts, President Obama told a group of big-city mayors Tuesday that he would take more executive actions to reduce gun violence.

The closed-door meeting at the White House included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who discussed “strategies to reduce youth violence,†the White House said in a statement.

Mr. Obama “vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking,†the White House said in a statement.

The administration failed in an effort this spring to get the Senate to approve expanded background checks on gun purchases, a legislative response to the Sandy Hook school massacre last December in Connecticut.

Among those attending the session were Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate; Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter; Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, Calif.; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Mo.; Mayor Molly Ward of Hampton, Va., and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

One local official notably not on the list was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the president’s former chief of staff, whose city has been especially plagued by gun violence involving youths.

The White House said Mr. Obama told the group that government isn’t the only answer to lowering gun violence.

“The president reiterated that government alone can never fill the void that causes a child to turn to violence, but that we all have a responsibility to do our part to create safe communities and save lives,†the White House said. “The president applauded the mayors for their local efforts to combat violence, solicited their input about proven methods, and pledged his Administration’s partnership.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/27/obama-promises-mayors-unilateral-action-guns/#ixzz2dJArsu1s

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This guy is incredible, and NOT in a good way! He can't get things done openly, like our government is supposed to do things, so he uses the closed-door Executive Action route. Let's hope America wakes up from this nightmare and realizes how important voting really is to our nation.

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They might realize it now, Trevor, but they also know it's too late to correct their mistake. The damage is done. The cleanup work will begin soon, but not soon enough, IMHO.

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Wow, just wow!! The mess from all he has done will take decades to clean up!!

Who is the black preacher that has started to continually and openly condemn so much of what this idiot has been up to? He is great to listen to!! Shaner just posted a video of him calling him out!! He called him a niger and it was the proper use of the term!!!

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Good point craig, but I still believe there are those out there that are still blind to what this clown is doing and refuse to really see what he's doing to our country.

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