That's as all-inclusive a statement I have ever heard from a Leftie, miraweb. I will go one further and wish a Merry Christmas to those who are not celebrating...one should always make the offer.
How about cutting the Depts of Housing and Urban Development, Education, and Energy in half? That would cut the budget [such as it is] by roughly 25-30%...and probably improve performance across the board. [Nothing improves job performance like the possible loss of a government job.]
The Obama would then have all that additional funding to give to his cronies in the form of government insured "loans", etc.
"anti-Palestine"?? Why, you ask?. You wouldn't understand it if I tried; it is simply beyond your comprehension.
We are already in a perpetual war zone, roo. You just don't recognize the clues for what they are.
Armed people stop armed attacks...although any determined assassin [or group of them] willing to die will kill his target[s] regardless how well protected. Which doesn't mean we should try to stop them.
You would turn our free society into a closed one where everyone fears the government...another failed USSR.
moonpie -- You presume The Obama cares about the middle and lower classes. He doesn't.
Well, the foaming mouths are out in force, attacking any system that works in favor of those that don't...along with personal attacks, of course...that's how Progressives work...always.
The police hesitate before going in to those areas anyway, dude.
You speak about illegal guns...the ones that will never be removed/confiscated/seized/whatever. I don't.
One picture says it all. This is an Israeli First Grade Teacher with her charges...
The cite also lists many cases where U.S. armed citizens stopped mass murders cold.
But none of this will show up in our "Progressive" news media headlines; i.e., news media just like this one.
So take your gun-grabbing and shove it...unless you are Muslim, of course, in which case I guess you just foam at the mouth at Israel's temerity in opposing your will to kill.
Up until the time he shot his mother, Lanza was law abiding, too...once he did that, well...he wasn't.
I own a honest-to-goodness "assault rifle" as defined by the Dayton, Ohio city council [I lived there for 10 yrs]. They banned it a decade back when they defined it as "a rifle capable of holding 20 cartridges or more in a magazine."
They ignored the fact that my rifle can hold up to 20 .22shorts at a time in the mag...plus one in the chamber.
I call it "My Drive-By Plinker".
As to using "mental health" standards to determine who needs treatment and who doesn't, check this out on wikipedia:
It says a lot about the headshrinking business. Since the APA holds the copyright on the DSM, if you want specific quotes you must buy a copy [at about $100 a crack].
There is no indication that The Shooter was ever diagnosed with something listed in the DSM-IV, aka the ICD. If it wasn't diagnosed, only the manifested symptoms can be treated in a hospital. [Violent actions, etc.]
No one really cared when that small number of shrinks heading up the APA decided to re-write the bood...and got it passed in a dead-of-the-night manner...sorta like ObamaCare.
So now we have armed nutcases roaming the streets on occasion...all for lack of a decent [reasonable] set of rules...and an on-the-spot, alert Permit Holder.
It is a Brave New World we live in.