Much like yesterday’s meeting with a selection of the nation’s top faith leaders (and Al Sharpton), the president’s meeting today with 16 mayors was closed to the press. According to a statement from the White House, the president “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 president has confessed before that while he’d like to do more on gun control, he’s constrained by the Constitution, and today he conceded that “government alone can never fill the void that causes a child to turn to violence.”

While Senate candidate Cory Booker was in attendance in his position as mayor of Newark, N.J., Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel was conspicuously absent, as was Mayors Against Illegal Guns co-chair Michael Bloomberg.

  • Clayton Grant

    More governance through fiat.

    • Just Another Guy

      Only if it is a Fiat “Spyer”

      • objectivefactsmatter

        0’Bama would be more welcomed as mayor of Torino. Don’t ask him to run a car company though.

        • Just Another Guy

          Well, he is good at running things…into the ground.

          And deeper, as long as you have your handbasket handy.

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    “The president has confessed before that while he’d like to do more on gun control, he’s constrained by the Constitution,”

    It’s there for people like you

    • TocksNedlog

      At least he recognizes that the purpose of the Bill of Rights is to constrain the power of the federal government.
      Not that he won’t do whatever he can to work around it.

      • Damien Johnson

        I can’t stand the people who are all “OH the Constitution was 200 years ago and the 2nd amendment is outdated blah de blah”. Just makes you want to smack them clear across the head with the fist of common sense.

        • NRPax

          I love asking those people what other rights they are willing to give up so they can be more modern.

          • Damien Johnson

            I’ma start using that. But then again, this is the country that was mostly crickets about the NSA, but started marching all over the place over one stupid verdict. (and I mean “stupid” in the context of much more important things going on)

        • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

          It’s called progressive arrogance. As if these self serving douchebags have even half the intelligence or common sense of the Founding Fathers is a joke. I agree, a good backhand is what comes to mind when I hear that sh*t.

        • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

          It’s called progressive arrogance. As if these self serving douchebags have even half the intelligence or common sense of the Founding Fathers is a joke. I agree, a good backhand is what comes to mind when I hear that sh*t.

        • sevenbrokenbricks

          Ask them where they got the right to use the Internet, or even phones.

          • Damien Johnson

            I’ve said a flavor of this, I point out that the founding fathers couldn’t forsee television if they couldn’t foresee past muskets, so how would they know the 1st amendment could be used by a small handfull of news corporations to deceive billions of people?

        • gekkobear

          I just ask them how they feel about the law that murder is illegal.

          That’s a concept that predates the Constitution by several millennia… so clearly by this thought process it can be ignored as outdated.

          • Damien Johnson

            Hey! Great idea! Let’s make murdering illegal! Oh wait…

        • gekkobear

          I just ask them how they feel about the law that murder is illegal.

          That’s a concept that predates the Constitution by several millennia… so clearly by this thought process it can be ignored as outdated.

    • stillinthe60s

      He also said it before he last election, the only thing that constrained him. Now that, that indignity is over, we are to be constrained by his unconstitutional fiats. Bananas all around!

    • LinTaylor

      And I’m sure he doesn’t even understand why it exists.

  • Michael Rice

    Gun trafficking? Like the fast and furious?

    • peteee363

      or Benghazi?

  • Jack Deth

    This makes about as much sense as the Seattle mayor who thinks having businesses put “Gun Free Zone” stickers in their windows will actually increase business sales while cutting down on felony crime.

    Liberal Static Analysis at its finest!

    • Guest

      * Liberal Statistic Manufacturing
      .
      Fixed it for ya.

    • The Jackal

      Sure, Tell the criminals you’re defenseless. Their
      stupidity is mind boggling.

      • AmericanMom

        The stupidity of which you mention is liberal-speak. They believe their opinion counts and yours means nothing at all and they, in fact, refuse to listen to your opinion without a temper tantrum.

  • May Wright

    If 90% or 95% (or whatever they’re claiming) of Americans are really in favor of harsh new gun control laws, why would Obama have to supersede the peoples’ representatives in Congress and issue a Royal Decree (sorry, “Executive Order”) to enact such laws?

    • Clete Torres

      Don’t wait for an answer from the Dim-ocrat Party, they’ll do what’s good for you, and you’ll like it.

  • detroit19

    Useless POS.

  • BlahBlah

    Barack has announced that he will write a rap song in which he will nicely ask all gang bangers everywhere to peacefully surrender their illegal guns. I predict a huge turnout!

    • peteee363

      will he get miley to twerk during the rap video? he needs to pull out all the stops!

      • BlahBlah

        Only if Jay Z is in the video.

        On a side note… Yesterday I learned why he named himself Jay Z. As we were coming back from JFK, my son pointed out that J and Z trains stop at that station and told me that’s how the genius named himself – his subway stop also has J and Z trains.

        I was laughing and crying all at the same time. But that was probably racist. It was probably even more racist that I didn’t know this until yesterday. :/

        • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

          Thanks for the info…knowing this,makes me feel just a little less racist now.

        • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

          Thanks for the info…knowing this,makes me feel just a little less racist now.

  • Holly Piltra

    It’s a good thing he doesn’t put blame on parents or their kids… sure would hate for him to stress personal responsibility… may lose some voters

    • http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1181/6595/original.jpg filter

      Too much like ‘profiling’.

  • Clete Torres

    What’s idiot-boy gonna do – put out an EO outlawing Democrat rule in Shitcago, LA, NY, Detroit, Philthadelphia et al?

    • CatHerder

      Nah, he’s gonna send all us flag-waving, Constitution-hugging gun nuts over in the first wave into Syria. Frak it, make it so.

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        What the hell…why not? No worse than this sh*t.

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        What the hell…why not? No worse than this sh*t.

    • BlahBlah

      Shitcago! LOLOLOLOLOL

      No silly. He will outlaw white people cuz if they weren’t such willing victims poor blacks wouldn’t have to commit all those crimes against them. How is this not obvious?

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        Hmm. Good point. Although there will still be those pesky white-Hispanics to deal with. Apparently they don’t like being “victims”.

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        Hmm. Good point. Although there will still be those pesky white-Hispanics to deal with. Apparently they don’t like being “victims”.

    • CombatDiver

      I like “ChiRaq.”

    • Golphin

      They don’t want to take away guns from the gangs/blacks—– what’s gong on there is late term abortion.
      Think of it as Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood—- Planned Hoodhood
      Or just plain Planned ‘hood.

  • AmericanMom

    Obama, Holder and Sharpton will pave the way for those who look like Obama’s sons to have an easier path into the homes and communities of those who’ve worked hard all their lives to put a roof over their heads and a safe home for the ones they love. No amount of gun laws will keep the thugs from having them.

    • BlahBlah

      FREE HOODIES!!!111

      • AmericanMom

        With the recent attacks by black youths on white people, those hoodies may keep us safe (identity tactic – either that or a stun gun and a quick escape).

      • AmericanMom

        With the recent attacks by black youths on white people, those hoodies may keep us safe (identity tactic – either that or a stun gun and a quick escape).

  • ObamaFail

    In reality, Obama wants to insure that all of the little Trayvon’s out there can murder, rape, and steal without fear of facing a victim who is actually armed.

    And if Obama wants to target gun trafficking, the first thing he needs to do is have Eric Holder and himself arrested for Fast and Furious.

  • cscape

    Obama can start regulating “Gun Violence” by abandoning his foolish “Wag The Dog” plans set for Thursday in his terribly busy schedule (9 Eastern, 8 Central)

  • RedSoloCup

    I guess the Crybaby In Chief can’t get over it. So as usual throws another tantrum threatening an “Executive Order”.

  • Odie1941

    Didn’t Chicago just use security and cops to protect THE WALKING ROUTES OF KIDS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL from gangs with illegal guns???

    • BlahBlah

      Ummm yes they did. But that is only because it’s perfectly legal to buy guns in Arizona. Otherwise they wouldn’t have to!!!111

    • Stephen L. Hall

      Didn’t some little girl just get shot on one of those safe walking routes?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Yeah, but..I don’t know if they were armed…. But I know the Gang Bangin’ Drug Thugs were… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • floridavet

    As much as he’d like to, Barry-Boy cannot “POTUS” or “Executive Action” away the 2nd Amendment.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Just a thought, how many background checks did Obama and Shrillary do on the narco terrorists in Mexico and the Islamo Fascists in Libya?

    • Just Another Guy

      Still waiting for the background check on Obama….the press never did one…

  • $29520529

    Why do you liberals care about those killed with guns, you have aborted far more in the last month, then those killed by guns?

    • Worship Dancer

      oh come on you don’t REALLY think they understand logic do you?

  • marcellucci

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed……”
    What part of “infringed” do they not understand….?

    • Worship Dancer

      the part that says “obama won deal with it”? wait you mean that’s NOT in the Constitution? well i’m sure he can fix that with an executive order 😉 he seems to think executive orders are enforceable.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      What part of “well regulated” do you not understand?

      • marcellucci

        Well regulated within the militia…
        NOT the government we’re supposed to control….

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        What part of dominant clause/subordinate clause do you not understand?

        • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

          Or are you really going to argue that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to guarantee the right of soldiers to carry guns?

      • Rob

        The entirety which YOU do not. “Well-regulated” means functioning properly, functioning as expected, disciplined; not tightly controlled. As in “well-regulated appetites” (discipline), or “well-regulated thinking” (functioning properly). Applying today’s changed meaning of the words creates a dichotomy in terms. How can the Founders call for tight control of the militia’s arms, then in the very same sentence completely prohibit it with “shall not be infringed”?

  • Markward

    Molon Labe

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      “…FROM OUR COLD, DEAD HANDS!” #CharltonHeston Jawamax 8<{D}

  • NRPax

    Mr. President, you don’t have any power to do this. I don’t care if your believers think you’re somewhere between Jesus and Santa Claus, you can’t stop crimes committed by people with guns just by getting them to bask in hope and change.

    • Wiki David

      Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. Laughed my ass off. Shit. That’s funny. Gonna put that in my ammo belt. May I ?

      • NRPax

        Help yourself. I see it as doing my part to help the community.

    • Wiki David

      Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. Laughed my ass off. Shit. That’s funny. Gonna put that in my ammo belt. May I ?

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  • Jeremy
    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

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  • annoyinglittletwerp

    EO THIS, f*cktwit!
    I’m from TEXAS
    MOLON LABE!

  • Trex Truthor

    Congress won’t give him the legislation he needs, so he’ll write his own law. The Fumblenuts American States, will wet their collective pants to implement it.

  • redc1c4

    the RICO Administration strikes again. if our SCOAMF is so worried about gun violence, why did he and Holder condone Fast & Furious?

    hint: with enough manufactured “evidence”, he could have pushed for draconian gun laws, just like the frustrated fascist dictator he is.

  • tops116

    Oh good, a lecture on guns from people with armed security that they don’t even have to pay for.

  • Sirenz911

    “Constrained by the Constitution”. Yep, there’s that little pesky thing.

  • Arkuy The Great

    “…the president “vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action”…”

    I’ll grant him that much. He can simply enforce the laws already on the books and do so adequately. Recent high-profile shooting incidents involved multiple violations of existing statutes at the local, state and federal levels. Howzabout the Executive effectively handling the power he already has before demanding more!?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Let me get this straight::KING FINK OBAMA thinks he can change Gun Laws with “Executive Powers,” even though he’s “Constrained by the Constitution”….The only guns it will take away are those owned by LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS, to keep them from defending themselves against HIS oppression, and/or his “Supporters” who vote, despite the fact they are Criminals who don’t deserve that right! In fact, if HE had his way, gun “Violence” would only get WORSE!I’d bet the House, the Farm, and Odd money against even on it!
    …IT’S CALLED THE SECOND AMENDMENT, AND IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, YOU FINK! Jawamax 8<{D} #NoBrainerAlert!!

  • tjp77

    Most transparent administration in history, you guys.

  • Right Wired

    I’d wish he’ combat “single mother with 10 fathers” through ‘Executive Action’