The President 's Plan For Protect Our Children And Our Communities By Reducing Gun Violence

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I’m writing this post on January 16, 2013 — the same day that President Obama released a document entitled Now Is The Time: The President’s plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence. The full text of the document is available here.
This blog post isn’t a response to that document — but it is a response to part of it, most notably his main point #2: Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and taking other common-sense steps to reduce gun violence. This post is also a response to much of the discussions I’ve heard lately on the TV and radio, social media, and in-person. All of the links in this blog post will reference original, official documents. My belief is that original documentation is extremely valuable, particularly in times and concerning subjects where opinions seem to be proffered as replacements for facts. So please take the time to “fact check” this post by actually reading the appropriate parts of the documents to which I link (they’ll open in a new window). Even if you don’t agree with me, you’ll at least be better informed when it’s all over.
On June 8, 1789, James Madison (who was then serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and 20 years later would become the 4th President of the United States) proposed a bill to the House of Representatives which included a number of proposals for modifications to the country’s brand new Constitution (which had only gone into effect a mere three…

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