There was a press conference last week during which our President, that paragon of emotional sincerity, used crocodile tears, straw men and outright lies to excuse his continuing, unconstitutional assault on the 2nd Amendment. The performance, delivered before dependable White House sycophants, was that of a “soft dictator;” the words, those of a demagogue. Obama even had the gall to use Communist China as an example of “common sense” gun control.
Barack discussed the ever popular “Gun Show Loophole” which, contrary to the lies of the progressive left, does not exist. Sales between private individuals residing in the same state are legal, whether they take place at a gun show or in a living room. No background check is required. Licensed gun dealers who attend gun shows must, by law, do a background check before selling a firearm, just as if the sale were being conducted in their place of business.
The purpose of the left lamenting the dangers of the “gun show loophole” is simply to outlaw private sales between two people. Were liberals actually interested they would find that “ less than 1% of guns used in crimes were bought at a gun show.”
In order to keep up with the times, the gun show loophole has evolved into the “Internet Sales Loophole.” Once again liberals claim that there is no background check of the buyer. The fact is that all weapons purchased on line may only be delivered to the prospective buyer by a licensed gun dealer after a background check has been performed.
In January of 2013, Obama introduced 23 Executive Actions to “reduce gun violence.” Five of the 23 involved “ a new federal reliance on the sharing of information gleeaned from background checks.” This shared information was to be provided to the Centers for Disease Control, the federal bureaucracy chosen by Obama to oversee a study of gun violence in the United States. It was the idea of the gun control culture to transform gun ownership into a question of public health.
“The academic community chose to study gun violence as a public health problem, partly because, according to the [CDC directed] study, ‘Violence, including firearm related violence, has been shown to be contagious. Therefore, gun violence is being studied in the same manner of a contagious disease.’”
This “common sense” approach of equating the 2nd Amendment to the common cold will transform your doctor into a member of law enforcement, requiring and empowering him to inform the federal government about the state of your mental health. The opinion of a physician will now guarantee that your name “ makes itts way into the NICS as prohibited.”
Here in California the state legislature has gone even further, allowing any family member or acquaintance to notify law enforcement if they feel you are “mentally unstable.” Officials will then have license to confiscate your firearms. Can you imagine a young man breaking up with his girlfriend, or a grown man divorcing his wife and this nonsensical law being used for revenge!
Not surprisingly, Obama also returned to the “common sense” advantages of the “Smart Gun” a pistol designed to work only for its designated owner.. Of course, the technology involved places the price of a handgun and necessary accoutrements at $2500 to as much as $4,000. The manufacturer of the most “efficient” Smart weapons can only guarantee that their pistols will fire about 90% of the time more or less. The State of New Jersey passed legislation in 2002, requiring Smart guns to eventually replace all regular, privately owned pistols. For some reason, however, police officers are exempt from the law!
By the way, Smart weapons will feature a microchip embedded somewhere within the weapon. These chips can apparently be deactivated at any time either deliberately or accidentally as the case mayy be. Gives one trying to protect home and family quite a feeling of confidence knowing that a neighbor’s garage door opener could deactivate his pistol. Does anyone doubt Big Brother would “turn off” all of the privately owned firearms in the nation should he have the ability?
Much of this is old stuff.
What’s not old is the “Fact Sheet” released by the White House on January 4th which makes it clear that Obama intends to outlaw gun owners, not guns. The left has generally failed in its attempts to do
away with “Assault Weapons,” .50 Caliber rifles–the list grows with each passing year. Well the agenda has now changed:
“ Current law prohibits individuals from buying a gun if, because of a mental health issue, they are either a danger to themselves or others or are unable to manage their own affairs. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has indicated that it will begin the rulemaking process to ensure that appropriate information in its records is reported to NICS. The reporting that SSA, in consultation with the Department of Justice, is expected to require will cover appropriate records of the approximately 75,000 people each year who have a documented mental health issue, receive disability benefits, and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment, or who have been found by a state or federal court to be legally incompetent ”
Once placed on the NICS list as “mentally incompetent,” not only will be impossible to purchase a weapon but all weapons currently owned must be surrendered to the state under penalty of well, whatever Big Brother can dream up!
Perhaps your bank account will be seized; wages garnished; an IRS levy means the government could confiscate your home and any other owned property; Social Security checks can be stopped dead…
Don’t for one moment believe that a government which is supposed to serve you, will hesitate to destroy you. And all because Aunt Margaret, whose apple pie you insulted, chose to report you to the local sheriff as a “danger to yourself and others.”