The White House briefing is at 12:30pm today. But before that a closed door event has been added. The President and Vice President will meet with law enforcement leaders on how to stem gun violence.
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with representatives from the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs Association to discuss the common-sense policies put forward by the President to reduce gun violence/ The Roosevelt Room/ Pool Spray at the Top
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch/ Private Dining Room/ Closed Press
1:40PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House/ The East Room/ Open Press
Another dog and pony show. They should be holding this meeting in the streets of Chicago. Besides, we all know the police main job is to cordon off a crime scene then go look for the criminals.
What is your point ?
THAT IS IN THE PERFECT WORLD, YOU HAVE TO KNOW THEY HAVE A MAYOR WHO TIHINKS LIKE OB–THEY WERE
IN LINK TO THE SAME AGENDA. AND STILL ARE----–
Being a parent is a lifetime commitment. Parents of children with mental health problems must be responsible for seeking and securing mental health treatment for the lifetime of their children, as long as the parent shall live. If parents do not do this, who will? Only parents know if their children are "undercover lunatics", there is no government agency or doctor that could be hired to identify "undercover lunatics", because they are undercover! Once parents are held jointly responsible for the crimes of the child lunatics that have manufactured and unleashed on society, things will change.
Couldnt agree more, if you cant afford it dont have kids, it is a full time job, they should be held responsable for what they made,
As I understand it Nancy Lanza was seeking care and schooling, and was receiving a substandual amount of funds to see he received health care.
Adam's absent father and ineffective mother failed. There exists no excuse for such failure. The children of Sandy Hook paid the price for the failure of Adam's parents. Only Adam's parents knew Adam was an "undercover lunatic". No one else knew, or could have known, which is why the parents are the responsible party that should be held accountable.
So, recognizing her son had mental issues, she thought it eould be a good idea to teach him how to use an assault weapon? And recognizing her son had mental issues, she decided not secure her assault weapons was a good plan?
Exactly Primewonk. Had the Lanza's known that as parents, they would be held jointly responsible for the actions of their son, maybe they would have been more responsible, and maybe children would not have had to die to prove there parenting methods were a failure. Recognizing the mental illness is half the parental responsibility, seeking and securing the correct treatment is the other half. I'm sick of hearing kids say, "I did the best I could", who grow up to be parents and say, "I did the best I could". If your best as a parent is not good enough, PAY THE PRICE!
Hey my friend Jean2009. I see you're still on the battlefield. I've been on another battlefied. Same war just a different "Theater". Miss you though,...just thought I'd check in to see how my old friends, troopers, and frenemies were doing. I see nothing much has "changed".
that's one way, but definitely not the cure. There will be no end, but our jobs as parents/leaders, teachers, families and friends is to do whatever possible to keep our lives safe. majority of gun violence is not from mentally ill or suicidal folks. it's domestic violence, gangs, drug dealers, social gatherings like clubs, etc.
PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE IN NEED OF HELP AND DO NOT SEEK HELP DO AN INJUSTICE TO THE CHILD WHO
MAYBE HELPED ----ADULTS AND EVEN KIDS NEED HELP AT SOMETIME OR ANOTHER. FAMILIES WITHOUT A
FAITH BASE IN LIFE ARE MOST LIKELY TO FAIL. IF YOU LIVE WITHOUT FAITH IN A HIGHER ORDER YOU WILL DO
AN INJUSTICE TO YOUR KIDS AND TO YOUR SELF. JUST SAYING THAT YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO DO NOTHING
AND TO BE JUST FLAT IGNORANT---OR WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT THE OPERTUNITIES THAT AWAIT YOU IN A BETTER LIFE--------YOU MIGHT THINK SOME ON THIS, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOOSE. GOD BLESS----
How about working on the economy??? Creating jobs ??? Budget anyone ????
I will try this again:
Unemployment claims are at a 5 year low, douchemonger.
OBIE DOES NOT FAVOR AN ECONOMY THAT HAS JOBS, HIS AGENDA IS TO SUBVERT US INTO A GOV. THAT GIVES US EVERYTING THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR. THAT IS A PIE IN THE SKY IN ANY IMMAGINATION. DO YOU BELEIVE THAT CAN GET EVERYTHING WITHOUT A COST. NOTHING IS FREE IN LIFE. YOU WORK FOR WHAT YOU GET
OR JUST TAKE WHAT YOU CAN GET WITHIOUT WORKING FOR IT. HOW GULIBLE ARE YOU.
THAT WOULD BE GOOD,BUT IT IS NOT PART OF OB AGENDA.HE HAS A MASTER PLAN FOR US ALL.DO OR DIE. HIS
IDEA IS NOT FOR AMERICA AS WE WOULD THINK AS HE THINKS WITH A FORKED TOUNGE. HE WOULD BE KING IF
IT WERE NOT FOR ALL OF US WHO ARE THE MASTERS OF OUR LIVES. ---WE RULE OUR DESTINY FOR EVER! NO
PRESIDENT SHALL BE OUR MASTER NOR KING------
A jobs bill would be more spending, so I will give you 3 guesses on who would be against that.
I do not blame Adam Lanza for his crimes, he was mentally ill and his parents (both of them) failed him and failed the children of Sandy Hook. Adam's mother paid her debt to society, however, Adam's absent father, who failed to control his mentally ill son, is still on the lamb.
At some point, Adam must have know right from wrong and took a bad turn. He should share some of the blame but only his maker can judge him now.
This is very naive, wishful thinking and shows no understanding or appreciation for mental illness.
There are many types of mental illness, I could be well naive since I do not know just what Adam suffered with, but I know for a fact that not all people with mental illness shoot defenseless people regardless of opportunity and ability. It will be unfortunate that people dealing with mental illness will receive some backlash from this and I think it is unfair to treat them the same way. I do agree however that people with violent tendencies and mood swings due to illness or medication should be kept as far away from guns as possible.
You're pretty much right December 2012. The condition he suffered from is not one that's prone to making people violent psychos or unable to know right from wrong.
I'm curious to see how they propose to flag those who are mentally ill. How exactly will this appear in a background check?
Current law will have to change. Medical records are supposed to be private. In order for that info to be made avaialble for databases, Congress is has to be SPECIFIC on this or else, there will be loop holes all over the place
WHEN A DOCTOR DEEMS A ONE HE OR SHE TREATS IS A THREAT THEY HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO REPORT IT TO
THOSE THAT CAN ADDRESS THE MATTER. ITS THE LAW IN MATTERS OF THIS KIND. NO IF'S OR BUTS. THAT IS JUST
THE WAY IT IS.
It is impossible to identify the "undercover mentally ill'. Only the parents have any chance, whatsoever, to identify their "undercover lunatic" children, which is why parents must be held responsible for failing to control their mentally ill children. Who else could we "hire" to do this job? There is no one else to do it, other than the parents.
YOU ARE CORRECT TO SOME EXTENT–PARENTS SEE IT FIRST BUT BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF THEIR KIDS WILL
RARLEY SEE THE PROBLEM AS IS, SOMETIMES PARENTAL LOVE IS JUST A PART OF THE PROBLEM. SORRY TO
SAY IT BUT WE ALL LOVE OUR KIDS AND FAIL TO SEE THE SERIOUS ASPECTS THAT LAY AHEAD. JUST SAYING.-------
Steveo, Charles Krauthhamer appeared on Fox news about the privacy issue. He is also a doctor of psychiatry. Apparently many if not most states already have laws in place about reporting patients who may pose a possible threat. This includes psychiatrists and medical doctors. It is something I didn't know about. It came up after the President signed the executive orders against gun violence. It maybe something to look into.
Thanks for the update Caramon. We still have a major unsolved issue. In the case on Newtown, the mother was the legit purchaser and owner. Yetit was te son who committed the crime. What happens to famillies who want to own a weapon or weapons but have a live in familly member with a mental illness? I know you cannot answer this and neither can I but we do we go? Whose rights outweight the other? This is a very deep issue!
Thanks for the update Caramon. We still have a major unsolved issue. In the case on Newtown, the mother was the legit purchaser and owner. Yet it was the son who committed the crimes. What happens to famillies who want to own a weapon or weapons but have a live in familly member with a mental illness? I know you cannot answer this and neither can I but we do we go? Whose rights outweight the other? This is a very deep issue!
Of course this is a very deep question. Did the mother know that her son was mentally ill. Guns of any type should be under proper storage, lock and key. The son should not have easy access. I know many gun owners. They all have gun safes for storage so their children cannot get into them.
Agreed and whether around toddlers or those with a mental illness or anything else, if not in use guns need to be locked away. I would find it hard to believe that a parent would not know the condition of their children, as far as Lanza is concerned, his illness was not a new occurrance. She had to have known.
I know when I was growing up, I couldn't sneeze funny without my parents knowing it. I will agree with one thing Sue said however. Armor piercing bullets should not be allowed. I thought they were already illegal. maybe not. Although I suspect they have purpose if a home invader is sporting kevlar. I would find that a big exception though.
Assuming they define some way of reporting those who could be a threat to the public, what happens if the doctor never reports a person and then something happens? Who will be held liable?
Agreed! I don't understand why any civilian requires armor piercing bullets either! One thing for sure, whatever the plan is going to be, it needs to be legal and effective, not just a plan for the sake of having a plan!
OPPS-OB WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER OF A GROUP IN CHICAGO AND TO THIS DAY HIS GROUP HAS KILLED
MORE FOLKS IN THE WINDY CITY THAN ANY OTHER AREA OF OUR COUNTRY ON A DAILY BASIS–HE IS SOMETHING
OUT OF A HORROR MOVIE IN WHAT HE DOES.-- AND IT JUST GOES ON AND ON IN WHAT HE DOES FOR OUR NATION.-–DON'T BELIVE ME–JUST PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT HE SAYS AND DOES–WAKE UP THIS PERSON IS
NOT ONE OF US OR FOR ANY OF US. HE PROMISES EVERYTHING AND DOES NOTHING FOR ANY OF US.
most of these proposals have the support of the major police departments. I'm sure they would like to see their jobs made easier by less assault type weapons. clips with less ammo and armor piercing bullets taken out of the mix.
Nah, that would be so unfair to those who want to revolt against tyranny. I'm kidding, I think.
THE MILTARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE THE ONLY ONES TO HAVE THE BIG FIRE POWER–THE REST OF US DO
NOT NEED THEM. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SIDE ARMS,WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE HUNTING RIFLES,WE HAVE THE
RIGHT TO HAVE SHOTGUNS -IT IS OUR RIGHT-IT IS THE LAW. ANY THAT MISSUSE THAT RIGHT ARE SUBJECT TO
THE LAWS OF THE LAND. WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?
Too bad this President, VP and Sen Feinstein aren't together on the issue of mental health, school security and forget about the gun confiscation/Registration legislation. Missing the point altogether is the hallmark of the Obama/Democrat Administration not only on the Newtown Shooting-Gun Control Issue, but on Mental Health intervention initiatives, as well as school securtiy. Don't forget the fiscal crisis, entitlements, and national debt. Focusing on gun control when there are so many other "real" issues facing this President and Government.
Gun control is not a real issue?? Most of America disagrees with you on that one.
I wonder how many of the sheriffs they are meeting with are from the hundreds that have now publically stated that they will not enforce any laws that violate or allow others to come and violate within their jurisdiction the Constitution?
I don't understand why this is so controversial. So what if we redraw the line on what type of weapons we want ordinary citizens to be able to by? You can't buy a grenade launcher. You can't by a 50 caliber machine gun. We set limits. The majority of Americans want to change those limits.
Is it me or does this ring a bell??
"the British policy was to disarm the American colonists by whatever means possible, from entrapment, false promises of safekeeping, banning imports, seizure, and eventually shooting persons bearing arms."
You people understand that I am a shill for Democratic party. I support the disarmament of America to advance it's decline for a UN takeover.
I don't get it. I believe this is more of a gun grab than anything. I think the government had an excuse drop out of the sky on their head which was Sandy Hook, and they ran with it. What about cars, should we quit making cars because so many people are killed in car accidents? It isn't the car it's the driver. Just like it isn't the gun it is the person squeezing the trigger. The people who kill with guns will still be able to get guns. Criminals have always been able to get guns. And I am sick and tired of you mentioning guns for hunting or guns to protect your home. Our 2nd Amendment is to give us a right to have weapons in case our government goes bad. The 2nd Amendment never had hunting in their mind when this was written. We should be able to have any weapon we want to have and you have no right to tell us we can't otherwise you will be guilty of tyranny.
Yes the latest in home protection, grenade launchers and gattling guns. I think some limitations are reasonable.
YOU ARE A DIP SHI-T--ONLY THE EXREME LEFT FOLKS AND LIBERALS WOULD THINK OF DRIVAL YOU SPEAK.
Caramon was being sarcastic! Most of us recognize that.
Thanks Steveo, Pay Nam Vet no-never-mind.
NAM VET never saw an RPG he didn't like, except he never saw one in 'Nam. Funny that.
No problem Caramon!
One thing you have to point out, is that people and kids are like lemmings running off a cliff, and if you do not see some correlation between the shootings and news media on TV coverage, then you'r out of touch just like the lawmakers and others on capital hill with this issue. People flock to buy a lottery tickets, when it reaches 3,4 or 500 hundred million, when the news media shows it on TV over and over again, kids want a certain item after seeing it on TV or news over and over. It goes the same for the shootings at the schools and the repeating occurrence of it happening. I am not saying there are not other factors too, but if you must limit a consumer product for the safety for just one death, it must be across the board on all consumer products. The lawmakers have not done anything about the automobile industry over the last ten or twenty years of the thousands of deaths each year. The government has given them money to stay in business, which has contributed to the number of deaths each year. There are more than 32,000 deaths from vehicles each year including children, yet the automobile industry has been increasing the horsepower of vehicles for quite a while, We have speed limits on the highway and police officers on the roads. A vehicle can not legally drive over 75-80 mph (maybe Montana), but the government and lawmakers have never made a law to restrict all vehicles to a lower speed such as 35 mph. This would eliminate high speed pursuits, lower theft on vehicles and save thousands of the lives, but you do not see them bringing up this issue.
Hope there's some middle ground on this matter. Both sides seem pretty emphatic.
This is going to be a long and brutal fight
If Black people stood in line to buy guns like they did to vote, ...Congress would pass a complete ban on ALL guns in six months!, ...Laughs!
YOU ARE SO FULL OF IT DUDE-–REALLY WHO IN MIDDLE AMERICA COULD AFFORD TO BUY A WEAPON AT THE GOING RATE-–ONLY THE FOLKS THAT HAVE LOTS OF CASH COULD AFFORD TO BUY -–MIGHT GET A LOAN
FROM THE OB BUNCH--JUST SAYING-----– THAT WOULD HELP HIS PLAN FOR AMERICA–JUST SAYING!
Folks are still buying weapons! Shortly after Newtown and during the time VP Biden was working on a plan, all we heard was how gun sales and NRA memberships were going up!
Didn't this already happen in the 80's when the Black Panthers started mobilizing?
Now ain't that the truth GeorgeMc. We might ought to think about that, because when the supremacists start up the next "Civil War", we might be a little under "strapped". That won't be too good.
Major police chiefs are politicians, and their primary concern is to A) stay employed and B) keep their troops safe. Less guns in their minds equals less threat to their officers. Blood on the streets they cheer with the introduction of CCW laws, that didn't come to pass. Would it be any surprise to anybody that this group would advocate for banning firearms and magazines used in less than 1% of gun homicides, without any regard to the differences between rural and urban America's needs, or the 2nd Amendment. Would BO and Biden actually consult anyone that isn't going to tell them what they want to hear, seriously. These guys know what they want to do regarding banning firearms and at this point it just amounts to scheming to get it accomplished. Disgusted by the sham that is our administration.
GeorgeMc I think you have hit on the solution now if only we can get the people out to stand in lines. ! With the paranoid lot we are dealing with I don't think it would take six months.
OB IS THE BIGGEST THREAT WITHIN OUR NATION THAT WE HAVE HAD IN A LIFETIME, WE NEED TO PUT HIM INTO
RETIERMENT WITHOUT PAY OR BENEFITS. HE IS THE ENEMY IN OUR MIDST. HE WOULD DESTROY US ALL FOR HIS
WET DREAMS THAT DO NOTHING FOR OUR FREEDOMS -----NOR OUR ECONOMY--TELL ME I AM WRONG!
Nothing but a kangaroo court this is.
focus on gun violence...how about telling us who is shooting who, their race, and other demographics. Get to the bottom of this problem or would that not be politically expedient? obama is nothing but a cheap political hack...a marxist and certainly not an American....biden, a man always looking in the mirror, ignorant, and a dirty back slapping political hack. We need adult leadership who love America and are willing to do what needs to be done.
Oh Jerry, I see you're still at it. So I guess George W Bush was an EXCELLENT example of "adult leadership", Huh??
I love how it is called "common sense policies" as if anyone who doesn't agree is stupid. I wonder who wrote that.