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RAW Story: Obama: Gun advocates ‘ginning up fear’ because it’s ‘good for business’

-By David Edwards

January 14, 2013- President Barack Obama on Monday explained that pro-gun groups were “ginning up fear” about the government confiscating firearms because “it obviously is good for business.”

Last week, conservatives responded with outrage after Vice President Joe Biden suggested that Obama could take executive action for minor gun control measures.

Although executive orders are only able to enforce existing laws, radio host Rush Limbaugh warned that such action “could only be to take guns” and the Drudge Report ran photos comparing the president to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

“I’m confident that there are some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and are within my authority as president,” Obama told reporters during a press conference on Monday. “Where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence then I want to go ahead and take it. For example, how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals and how we track that more effectively.”



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