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Whiny Obama says:if gun control isn't passed it will be because of 'insular Republicans who ignore public opinion'

Whiny Obama says:if gun control isn't passed it will be because of 'insular Republicans who ignore public opinion' | Global Perspectives : Individual  Research Project : Gun Control | Scoop.it
He specifically called out Republicans whose districts have been specially shaped to keep like-minds in and effectively secures they won’t be challenged for their seat in Congress.

President Obama said that gun control reforms may not happen because of Republican congressmen who take the conservative views of their specific constituents rather than listening to public opinion.

He specifically called out Republicans whose districts have been specially shaped to keep like-minds in and effectively secures they won’t  be challenged for their seat in Congress. 

‘The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,’ the President said.

 

Tough to enact: The President has already signed 23 executive actions regarding gun control (pictured) but he explained that a Congressional action may be difficult because of Republicans who ignore general opinion

As part of a wide-ranging interview for The New Republic magazine, Mr Obama said that he feels confident that a majority of the country will agree on legislation that is being developed for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown elementary school shooting.

That, however, may not mean much.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269344/President-Obama-says-gun-control-isnt-passed-insular-Republicans-ignore-public-opinion.html#ixzz2JG83wiiI  


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:06 AM

Boo hoo...Obama can't get around the Constitution so he likes to blame Republicans in the House. Yet many DEMs in the Senate are likely unwilling to go against the 2nd amendment to appease him and lose their lifetime seats in the Senate with all the perks they get. This is Obama's last year as President, he has less to lose than many of them, so pleasing their constituents will be a bigger priority. Obama continues to think because he won re-election that the majority of people support his policies, yet that is NOT the case when it comes to his 23 new executive wishes and Sen Feinstein's proposed gun control bill which would ban at least 150 weapons.

earthdog58's comment, November 1, 2013 7:24 AM
What IS the American obsession with guns all about?
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California's Burst of Common Sense on Gun Control

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Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of new gun-control measures, including a curb on large-capacity ammunition magazines

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Hawaii Has Shown That Gun Control Works - Huffington Post (blog)

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Hawaii Has Shown That Gun Control Works
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The dark roll of gun violence in America is sadly familiar, and growing. Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Aurora, Sandy Hook.
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