St. Louis County Police Chief: Obama’s Gun Control Actions Just a “Feel Good” Effort (Video)

St. Louis County Police Chief says Obama’s gun control actions are just a “feel good” effort.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch told reporters Obama’s gun control actions are just a “feel good” effort that won’t make much of a difference.
KMOV reported:

The President signed 23 executive orders as part of a new, $500 million program. The proposal calls for four main changes: close background check loopholes, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health services.

News 4 has talked to people on all sides of the issue, including St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

Chief Fitch says the 15-page proposal called “Now is the Time” is mostly a “feel good” effort to tackle a real problem. He doesn’t think a lot of the proposal will work in practice, but he is in favor of sweeping changes to background checks and mental health services.

However Fitch says he doesn’t think a ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines is the answer. He points to his own duty weapon and the 12-round clip that goes in it. The new proposal would limit that clip to 10 rounds.

“The weapons that we’ve seen are not machine guns, aren’t automatic weapons; they were just like a revolver or a pistol where we have to pull a round every time. Now what the argument is, is that he had a high-capacity magazine—more than 10 rounds—that you can get more bullets out faster. That’s true, but all you have to do is have more magazines,” Chief Fitch explained. “Just like the police carry multiple magazines, it takes me about a second and a half to reload a magazine, so really, if you restrict the magazine capacity, and say we have 10 bullets instead of 12 in a clip, really all the mass shooter has to do at that point is practice reloading skills.”…

…Sean Johnson, charged with a shooting at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, is a good example. Known to have a history of mental illness, the student allegedly got his hands on an illegal weapon and shot his financial aid director in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday.

“Today we don’t have a place to take someone like that. Back in the day we had institutional locations where we could take people like that,” Chief Fitch said. “Today everybody like that is just main stream and hopefully stay on their medicine.”

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  • Lim Lynn

    Whether it’s feel good for Traitor in Chief. Main issue is it will effect Socialist Democrat Commie, Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and other goons will turn America to Amerika Chicago Mafia style Mexican Drug Cartels filled with gangsters.

  • Beth

    Damned lying hypocrite. Saving children yeah right, we can tell you are sooo concerned about the children. Your entire political life, you’ve run with alacrity in every way you possibly could do, to promote the daily slaughter of the unborn.

    The Lord rebuke you.

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  • dwdude

    the media’s ignorance is astounding, especially since the don’t want to know the truth

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    That cop is obviously raaaaacist.

  • jb

    St. Louis county….. is St. Louis city in it … where the knockdown game is rampant and now citizens can’t defend themselves against the game’s mob participants?

  • Lim Lynn

    Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller
    Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley
    Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin
    Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning
    Minnesota, Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole
    GOD bless these Sheriffs who upheld their oath not to oppress American citizens. Please be safe my friends in America.
    In 1992, Hagel was CEO of Election Systems & Software, maker of computerized voting machines.

    On March 15, 1995, Hagel resigned as CEO but kept millions in stock options and declared that he was going to run for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Although he was a virtually unknown candidate; although he ran against a former governor, Ben Nelson, who was hugely popular; and although all the polls prior to the election indicated Ben Nelson would win the election, oddly Hagel won by a landslide with 83% of the vote.

    It later turned out that Hagel’s voting machines had been used in virtually all of the precincts.

    When Hagel ran for reelection in 2006, his previous landslide of 83% was eclipsed by an even wider margin.

    It turns out that Hagel’s former company, Election Systems & Software/Diebold now counts the votes in most elections.

    And it turns out Hagel’s voting machines have been embroiled in investigations of hacking and vote-switching that continue to this day.

    Did Barack Obama win the presidential elections the same way Hagel won his senatorial seat? And is this Secretary of Defense position payback for the favor?

    Americans should demand to see each and every vote cast for both Chuck Hagel and Barack Obama.

  • Lim Lynn
    Guns Owners Of America, Peaceful Protest Organized For Jan 19th In All 50 States At The Capital Building.

  • Jeff



    Both liberals and conservatives should be embarrassed believing these new laws will change anything. It’s 100% a ‘feel good effort.’

  • Stella Baskomb

    Well they certainly don’t make ME feel good.

  • bobdog

    The solution to gun violence is as simple as it is easy, although you’ll never get a liberal to even acknowledge it, let alone agree with it.

    If you’re prohibited from possessing a firearm and you get caught with one, you go to prison for 10 years, with no time off for good behavior. You do it all.

    Use a handgun in the commission of a felony, you go away for life without parole. Period.

    Kill somebody in the commission of a felony, you get a death sentence, without appeal. Period.

    Before you run off to Google the proper spelling of Neandertal, consider who’s doing all the killing, where it occurs, and what kind of guns are being used. It can take three years for a street punk to go to trial after he’s murdered somebody. Thanks to the ACLU and all the candy-assed lawyers we have in the criminal justice system, it’s so hard to get a conviction that DA’s usually get the creep to plead to a lesser charge. If he’s a first time offender, sometimes they walk. The price tag for murder in Illinois is about 5 years. And if they make parole, they disappear. And if they get convicted, it means street cred when they get out.

    Bottom line, gangbangers roll the dice, knowing that even if they get caught, they’ll be back on the street in five years, laughing.

    Put some serious penalties on crimes committed with a gun, and watch the crime rate fall. If you think that adding a bunch of feel good restrictions on the legal purchase of legal guns by legal buyers is going to change anything, you’re fooling yourself.

  • Multitude

    Two years ago, on Barack Obama’s watch, there was a school shooting in Omaha Nebraska at Millard South High School. The asst. principal was killed and others injured. The student shooter then turned the gun on himself when law enforcement showed up to confront him. Thankfully, a police car happened to be very close by when it started. Who knows how many more would have been killed. The only thing keeping it from being an incident with dozens of dead children was the luck that a squad car was near.

    But a lesson Barack Obama doesn’t want learned out of the Millard South shooting is this: Even if Barack dismantles the second amendment completely and confiscates all legally owned guns, and assuming Barack had super powers and successfully confiscated all the illegal guns too (including the thousands his AG Holder has dumped into Mexico that are finding their way back), all that magic wouldn’t have stopped the Omaha shooting.

    You see, the shooter stole his dad’s police Glock. His dad was an Omaha police officer. No magazine restrictions, no confiscations and bans, would have mattered. We’d have to seize all of law enforcement’s weapons too, and even then, we’d still have military bases with access to weapons. We’d have to ban them there too… rendering the nation defenseless. Can you imagine the next shooting, where one of Holder’s AK-47s sneaks into a classroom, with police unable to confront the shooters? What will they do? Yell over the megaphone that “If you kill more than 5 children, that’s a red line that will make us even angrier” like Obama’s disastrous failure of a foreign policy?

    Barack Obama: Give guns to narco-terrorists that come back and kill Americans and innocent Mexican children. Give guns to Bin Laden’s terrorists in Libya who come back and kill our ambassador and then spread them to Mali and Algeria to kill more innocents.

    Maybe the solution isn’t taking the guns away from the law abiding people, but instead taking them away from our President and his crooked administration.

  • Jeff

    Bobdog, if it’s so hard to get a conviction why would any lawyer let their client plea?

    Plea deals are an effective bargaining chip to avoid the time and expense of trials, and they have their upsides and downsides, but they’re not some last resort because of the oh-so-scary ACLU.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    The problem is that if it makes enough people feel good, they will support it and it will be very hard to undo. It has happened before on any number of issues.

  • Lim Lynn
    James Yeager got blame by Socialist Commie Democrat Traitor in Chief supporters for being racist. Oh well, they are 100% wrong.

  • Indiana

    Obama needs to feel good this….feel good that….we’re lucky he keeps both hands on the podium when he speaks. That’s all he’s good for.

  • JDR-Taq


    He can keep both hands on the podium because he has the entire press under the podium fellating him like it’s their last meal.

  • bg



    January 16, 2013

    Military are now polled to ensure that
    they will fire on Americans if ordered.

    November 27, 2012

    Will America Listen?

    [Before I address the psychological reasons on why the coming
    American genocide is almost upon us and it will receive the enthusiastic
    support from active duty military personnel, let’s examine the fiction set
    forth by a group known as Oath Keepers.]

    Question # 46

    [End Note

    Our civilian readers maybe wondering why the Combat Arms Survey
    was circulated so heavily within the Department of the Navy. The
    reason is simple; the Navy is not subject to USC Title 10 Posse
    Comitatus prohibitions against using federal military forces for
    domestic law enforcement. This includes the US Marine Corps.

    Just thought you would like to know.]

    January 8, 2013

    Will Our Military Fire Upon Us? Survey Says….

    [Next time you hear people say it is okay to give up our guns to make a
    safer America, or that it is ok that the TSA treats us as lesser beings than
    cattle, or even that it is a good thing for the DHS to train our police forces
    on how to control urban situations against “home grown terrorists”, remind
    them that they are the reason our freedoms are dissipating before our very
    eyes. Thank God in Heaven we still have our Vets and brave military men
    and women who want us to open our eyes and see what is going on in the
    ranks of our “protectors”.


    [Cooperation with Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies Act of 1981. This act enabled the Military to participate in the drug war. This cooperative alliance of military and civilian police efforts in the name of national security may have eroded the demarcation between civilian law enforcement and our military institution first established by the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.”

    The results of another question, No. 45, posed by the survey indicates American soldiers are not eager to swear allegiance to the United Nations, although nearly one in four would do so. Question 45 states: “I would swear to the following code:’I am a United Nations fighting person. I serve in the forces which maintain world peace and every nation’s way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense’.” A total of 69.33 percent, or 208 Marines surveyed, indicated they disagreed, with 117, or 39 percent, indicating they strongly disagreed.

    On the other hand, 71 Marines, or 23.66 percent, indicated they would be willing to swear such allegiance to the UN, with 19, or 6.33 percent, indicating they were strongly in favor of doing so. “For thousands of years.” Cunningham notes in his thesis, “military organizations have required their soldiers to swear to some kind of code or allegiance. A code provides a standard for the soldiers to live up to and, in many cases, to die for. A code can be a powerful tool for establishing and sustaining unit cohesion. But what if the mission a solider is assigned to perform counters or confuses the code he has sworn to uphold? Question 45 was presented to determine if the solders would swear to such a code.” No one knows if the American personnel traveling in the helicopter shot down over Iraq [by “friendly fire”] in April 1994 would have sworn allegiance to such a code.

    Yet, Vice President Albert Gore stated that these Americans “died in the service of The United Nations.” “It is patently clear,” a retired high ranking Army Officer told The SPOTLIGHT,”that this survey raises some very serious issues, not the least of which is that U.S. servicemen are not being properly educated as to the limits of their service in the civilian sector. This is most dangerous, and, I should think the Congress has an obligation to the people to take a careful look at this, not to mention the people at the Pentagon.”]

    copacetic with all my crazy Obama being the chosen one with the task of transitioning US into the New One World Order since the first time ever heard his name.. 🙁

    anyone know of a more recent survey?? thanks in advance..


  • bg


    re: #19 January 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm bg

    January 17, 2013

    Isn’t It Interesting?

    [I find it interesting because neither Obama nor his Justice Department,
    or for that matter neither his State Department nor Homeland Security,
    offered any more than fleeting and passing interest in getting to the
    bottom of Fast and Furious and the murders of Jaime Zapata and Brian
    Terry. And he has hardly been out front in uncovering why he permitted
    Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glenn Doherty, and Tyrone
    Woods to be murdered in Benghazi.


    Shouldn’t Obama be more interested in the thousands of true assault
    weapons his administration was responsible for placing in the hands
    of Mexican terrorist drug cartels? Shouldn’t he be more concerned
    about those weapons from Fast and Furious being smuggled back
    into this country and delivered to dangerous Latino gangs operating
    in our cities?

    Another question we might demand Obama answer is why he moved to
    have his office block the investigations into Fast and Furious. Shouldn’t
    we demand Obama explain why he along with Susan Rice and other
    government officials blatantly lie about what happened in Benghazi?


    People are blind, dumb and foolish if they, for one moment, believe this is
    about gun control; it is about people control and it is far easier for Obama’s
    government to do that if the people are unarmed.


  • bg


    re: #19 January 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm bg

    Global Civilian Security Force

    [Advocates of limited government are concerned about comments
    by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) regarding his national service plans
    and views on the “burden of global citizenship.”]

    ps: ever heard = ever i heard 😡


  • bg


    re :#21 January 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm bg

    July 29, 2008

    Senator Obama, Citizen of the World

    [Again, M. Revel’s assessment clarifies and amplifies both liberal-progressive-socialist denunciation of President Bush’s foreign policies and the implications of world government espoused by Senator Obama:

    …we can conclude that the abolition of what we call foreign policy will be one of the essential components of the future world revolution. And it will also be the key to all other changes that constitute the revolution…The second world revolution will therefore consist in putting an end to that notion which is the source of all evil: the notion of national sovereignty…only multilateral agreement on reciprocal controls, leading to planetary multinational law, will allow us to escape safely from this absurd situation. Bilateral accords must be avoided like the plague, for they are only the framework for warlike foreign policies, local hegemony, or imperialistic domination…

    Whether one supports the liberal-progressive agenda or not, there must be clear-eyed recognition that it is pushing the United States toward abolition of national sovereignty. From Supreme Court advocacy of international and foreign country law as superseding the Constitution, to “sensitive” foreign policy that must be pre-approved by the UN, we are barreling down the slippery slope to socialist impoverishment and domination by foreign powers.]



  • Highlander

    The problem with “feel good” legislation like this, is that it is only a toe in the water. They won’t stop here … unless we stop them.

  • Sam Stone

    Didn’t Obama as a state Senator, Obama vote to allow children who lived through a botched abortion to sit and die without aid or comfort or any interference?

    And he now says “if it saves one life we have an obligation to do so” ???

    ARRRGGGGGGHHHHH The man is abominable in his lies and immorality!

  • bg


    just in case you missed these:

    re: #19 January 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm bg

    Vice President Albert Gore stated that these
    Americans “died in the service of The United Nations.”

    re: #21 January 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm bg

    “burden of global citizenship” ~ BHO

    re: #22 January 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm bg

    both liberal-progressive-socialist denunciation of President Bush’s
    foreign policies and the implications of world government espoused
    by Senator Obama

    how dumbed down are we??

    why do so many not get the fact that “we the people’s ship has not
    only sailed, but the elitist powers that be (rich white old men and their
    whores) are just coasting US along until the opportune time to sink the
    evil AmeriKKK.. *sigh*

    May 12, 2012

    Jean-François Revel: How Democracies Perish

    [Even if we muster sufficient backbone to resist Islamic jihad, liberal
    Republicans and Democrats will be undermining our future from within
    by loading more free services onto an economy unable to fulfill even it
    existing commitments under Social Security and Medicare.

    Regarding that, Revel wrote: “..[What the quest for economic equality
    produces] is the growing role of government, the modern government
    of which democracy’s children ask everything and from which they
    consequently accept everything. …. Tocqueville the visionary predicted
    [in his 1833 “Democracy in America”] with stunning precision the coming
    ascension of the omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient state the
    twentieth-century man knows so well: the state as protector, entrepreneur,
    educator; the physician-state, impresario-state, bookseller-state, helpful
    and predatory, tyrant and guardian, banker, father and jailer all at once…..
    Its power borders on the absolute partly because it is scarcely felt, having
    increased by imperceptible stages at the wish of its subjects, who turned
    to it instead of to each other. In those pages by Tocqueville we find the
    germ both of George Orwell’s “1984” and David Riesman’s “The Lonely

    so much for all that, beren posting it for years bnow.. and we’re
    still pointing out stupid things stupid people say and do.. *sigh*


  • bg


    Sam Stone #24 January 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    yes, he is the number one hypocrite of his hypocritical minions,
    however, there very few of US left who can recognize the fact,
    much less point it out, and we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.. 🙁

    more here & here, Amen..


  • bg


    re: #26 January 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm bg

    we ain’t seen nothin’ yet link..


  • bg


    re: #19 & #22 et al

    [Jean-Franois Revel, who died last week at the age of 82, was that
    exceedingly rare person: a French intellectual who didn’t despise
    the United States, an intellectual who understood the cancerous
    prognosis of liberalism.

    Revel’s 1983, How Democracies Perish, described liberalism as a
    debilitating effect on confronting the threat of domination by the
    Soviet Union. His observations apply equally today in our long-term
    struggle against Islamic jihad.

    Revel wrote about democracy, meaning societies unhinged from
    historical tradition, in which people come to accept the idea that
    a constitution is nothing more than the latest social-justice fad
    formulated by intellectuals. That is a 20th century derangement,
    very different from what the Constitution instituted: a Federal
    republic with power divided between the states and the national
    government and split, within the national government, among the
    three main branches; a constitutional government designed to
    protect the rights of individuals against PC tyranny of the majority.]


  • bg


    re: Lim Lynn #8 January 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    January 17, 2013

    Hagel funded group pushing talks with al-Qaida

    [TEL AVIV – Secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel sits on the small
    board of a peace fund that finances an international “crisis management”
    group that long has petitioned the Algerian government to cease
    “excessive” military activities against al-Qaida-linked jihadists, WND has

    The organization, the International Crisis Group, or ICG, called on Algeria
    to grant legitimacy to the very al-Qaida-linked group reportedly behind the
    kidnapping of about 40 foreign hostages, including several Americans, at
    a natural-gas field in Algeria.


    ICG has issued at least six other reports recommending Algeria transition to
    a democracy that will allow the participation of the Islamic groups seeking to
    create a Muslim caliphate.

    After Algeria’s president, Bouteflika, won more than 80 percent of the vote
    against Islamic opposition groups in 2004, Robert Malley, an ICG associate,
    recommended, “Rather than exclude all his opponents from the policy
    making process, he could empower them.”

    ICG’s Malley was an adviser to Obama during the 2008 presidential
    campaign. He resigned after it was exposed he had communicated
    with Hamas. WND reported Malley long had petitioned for dialogue
    with Hamas.

    re: HAMAS

    [Rob Malley said he wanted to stop being a distraction for the campaign after facing attacks from the blogosphere for months for allegedly being anti-Israel, a charge he denies. Malley is a former National Security Council aide to President Bill Clinton who is now with the International Crisis Group, a nonpartisan conflict-resolution think tank. ]

    Robert Malley

    [A Harvard-trained lawyer and Rhodes Scholar, Robert Malley is the Middle East and North Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group (ICG), which receives funding from the Open Society Institute (whose founder, George Soros, serves on the ICG Board and Executive Committee).

    In his capacity with ICG, Malley directs a number of analysts based in Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Tel Aviv, and Baghdad. These analysts report periodically on the political, social and economic factors which they believe have the potential to spark conflict in those regions, and they make policy recommendations in an effort to defuse such threats. Covering events from from Iran to Morocco, Malley’s team focuses most heavily on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the political and military developments in Iraq, and Islamist movements across the Middle East.

    Prior to joining ICG, Malley served as President Bill Clinton’s Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Affairs (1998-2001); National Security Advisor Sandy Berger’s Executive Assistant (1996-1998); and the National Security Council’s Director for Democracy, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs (1994-1996).

    In 2007, Malley — one of the most frequently quoted commentators on U.S.
    Middle East policy and Arab-Israeli strife — became a foreign policy advisor to
    Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama.



  • #8 Lim Lynn,

    I emailed and called both my representatives and demanded that the voting machines in Ohio, Penn, and Florida, Washington be electronically checked for tampering, and I mean right now. Even liberal pollsters said it was physically impossible for Obama to have gotten 98% of the vote in any state not just these tactile states that guaranteed the election from the Electoral College. They said it was physically impossible for Romney to not have gotten one single vote from these states. And besides that I know that I heard that Ohio was going to go with Romney since Obama couldn’t promise them jobs and their unemployment was over ten percent, and worse for people in Penn., they to said they were going with Romney. But when Romney surrendered five minutes after California polls closed and the Communist media called the election for Obama I knew something wasn’t right. No one would give up that fast especially since the vote was so wrong for Ohio.


    This police chief is talking about we need more mental health care for people, and that “back in the day, there was places to put people”, like this guy who shot his teacher. Well, back in my day they were called “nut houses”. Yeah, yeah, I know that’s a real offensive word, but, hey, that’s what we called them. I got it from my grandmother, okay? And on top of that they were called mental hospitals, and if the shoe of “nut” fits, wear it. Like Mr. Lanza, I hand wrote a letter to the mayor of Newtown a couple of days ago. It turns out that they are so “early American” up there that they don’t have “mayors”, they are called “First Selectmen”. So I opened the letter “Mayor/First Selectman”, hell I didn’t know any other way to put it. I’m not used to using such a alien word like “First Selectmen”, anyway I went on in the letter about punishing millions of Ameircan’s for the actions of one crazy guy, so on, and so forth, and then I asked her, it’s a woman First Selectman, I asked her, “When are you going to have the ground breaking ceremonies of your cities first mental hospital?”

    I went on again for a bit and asked her again, “…when are you going to get some balls and stand up to the ACLU and the looney left and start construction of that mental hospital?” ” You let me know and I’ll come up there.” And then I added, “…just think how much of a hero you’d be to the citizens of Newtown if you provided all the permanent jobs for the hospital besides all the good paying construction jobs there would be.”

    So I’ve done my part about chastizing the citizen’s of Newtown especially when I told the mayor of Newtown that it was the fault of many of the citizen’s who knew that Mrs. Lanza’s son was crazy as hell as would have been easy to see from her social site entries a year ago when she was lamenting that she had “no place to put him…”, and I added that three days before she was murdered she had entered on her site that he had gotten “much worse”. I said that meant he had become much more dangerous. So I didn’t mence words to the mayor, or First Selectmen. Let’s see if she has the guts to write me back.

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  • Lim Lynn
    Seems Jesse Ventura already debunking Newtown Sandy Hook massacre saying it’s not false flag. Man, it shows a long list of so call Truther radio host CoIntelPro the main Truther Movement. It’s getting harder for us to stay with every post that debunk by CoIntelPro agents after they took every single possible true and famous conspiracy theory and make us a laughing stalk.

  • bg


    OT.. gun related

    January 9, 2013

    Pistol in Mexico is tied to ATF agent in Minn. gun sting

    [A semi-automatic pistol found near the scene of a gun battle in Mexico
    where five people died, including a Mexican beauty queen, has been
    traced to a former federal gun agent in Minnesota who was part of the
    government’s controversial Fast and Furious border gun-tracking


    Gillett played a central role in a similar Twin Cities gun sting a decade
    ago that was shut down after several government-tracked guns were
    connected to violent gang crimes. He later worked in Arizona and has
    offered himself as a witness in the Republican-led congressional probe
    of Operation Fast and Furious, which led to a U.S. House contempt vote
    in June against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.]


  • bg


    Lim Lynn #32 January 18, 2013 at 7:03 am

    idiotic on all fronts..