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Tue., Jan. 29, 2013, 9:22 a.m.

Labrador Not Upset By Gun Proposals

A protester stands at the back of a capacity town-hall crowd to hear Congressman Raul Labrador in the Coeur d'Alene Library Monday night. (Duane Rasmussen photo special to Huckleberries)

At a town-hall meeting in the Coeur d'Alene Library Monday, Congressman Raul Labrador appeared to agree with gun restrictions proposed in executive orders by President Barack Obama:

"I was waiting for one of (the administration's proposals) to be really objectionable," he said. "None of them were really that strong." The administration has come up with several proposed executive and legislative actions to limit access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and improve background checks for gun purchases. "I read them, and they're all pretty much duds," Labrador said. "They're things that should be happening." For example, he said, if somebody lies on their application, they should be prosecuted. At the same time, he said, "We already have enough laws on guns; we should do what we need to do to enforce those laws." More from Coeur d'Alene Press here.

Question: So if a conservative like Raul Labrador isn't hot & bothered re: President Obama's proposed new gun restrictions, why are so many of his followers upset?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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