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Man Convicted of Gun Charges Among 17 Pardoned by Obama on Friday 3-1-2013

Seventeen people were pardoned by President Barack Obama on Friday, including a Georgia man charged with possessing an unregistered firearm.

Larry Wayne Thornton of Forsyth, Ga., faced four years of probation until he was pardoned by Obama.

The Obama move flies in the face of calls from the president and other Democrats for stricter gun laws after the December shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Democrats are pushing for options that rage from a ban on assault weapons to universal background checks.

Also pardoned was Lynn Marie Stanek of Oregon, who was charged with using a communications facility to distribute cocaine. She faced six months in jail and five years of probation.


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I did some research on the people he pardoned.

I was not exhaustive in my research but it appears that Obama knows most if not all of them.

Robert Leroy Bebee – A doctor with offices in Rockville, Maryland and outside Chicago. Does R&D at a lab in Rockville called Molecular Genetics

James Anthony Bordinaro – Gloucester, Massachusetts, A Lawyer and early supporter of President Obama.

Kelli Elisabeth Collins – Harrison, Arkansas. Miss South Arkansas Teen 2009 (Not sure if Obama knows her or not but I suspect kellis Dad got access to Barry)

Cindy Marie Griffith – Moyock, North Carolina. (The late Andy Griffith's wife)

Jon Christopher Kozeliski – Decatur, Illinois. Co-Owner Star Silkscreen. It appears that Obama used Star Silkscreen to create all his campaign swag.

Karen Alicia Ragee – Decatur, Illinois. Co-Owner Star Silkscreen

Jamari Salleh – Alexandria, Virginia. Current or former State dept employee. Jamari was a cultural affairs officer at the U.S.Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

I'll tweet this to Piers Morgan.