Update: 1/10/13: Judge Napolitano said that the president alone has no authority to limit the right to bear arms. He said most of us think that what he is going to try to do is use the EPA to tax ammo. This was tried in Chicago and failed. There was a furor over it and the plan was dropped. A $25 violence tax on firearms was levied instread.
VP Biden suggested that Barack Obama could act on gun control by executive action. Can President Obama get away with this?
This is a president who completely ignores the Constitution and acts with impunity. He is taking his re-election as a mandate to do everything by fiat.
Sometimes I google this site and find articles written here being discussed on various blogs. Lately, articles have been grabbed by gun sites with many insisting we are greatly overreacting to the Arms Trade Treaty and an assault weapons ban.
I hope the naysayers are right.
This latest move by Obama in establishing the faux-Biden Commission is only the beginning of the erosion of our rights. Biden is no more in charge than he was in charge of the Stimulus. It’s a bad joke being played on the American people who only have time for soundbites.
The decisions are already in and Obama is the one making them. The only question is how far he will go.
Why do you think the media is posting lists of gun owners and demonizing the NRA? They are changing the narrative until we are all willing to accept this new reality which has no room for the Bill of Rights as it is written.
Over the last decade, gun crime, and violent crime in general, is down in the U.S. The left wing media uses those stats to prove violent video games and movies do no harm. However, when it comes to gun control, they claim otherwise. We are being fed a pack of lies.
Check out Biden’s statements today:
via Fox News
…The vice president met Wednesday with gun-safety and victims groups, saying he is “determined” to take “urgent action” to address gun violence.
“This is not an exercise in photo opportunities or just getting to ask you all what your opinions are. We are vitally interested in what you have to say,” Biden said.
The White House has sought to avoid prejudging what Biden’s recommendations would be. But the vice president hinted Wednesday that executive action — action by the president in which Congress would not have a say — would indeed be involved.
“Executive action … can be taken,” Biden said, adding “we haven’t decided what that is yet.”
He also said separate legislative action would be “required.”…
The NRA’s suggestion of putting armed guards in schools is being met with skepticism by the president according to Jay Carney, which means the opposite will happen. He will likely ban it.
The NRA might lose the battle as the president moves in to exploit the tragedy of mass killings.
Obama is a man whose entire re-election campaign was based on abortion, birth control and making his opponent look evil. What kind of platform is that?
A couple years ago, Obama told a Chinese audience that he envied them because they did not have to deal with a congress and a “messy democracy.”
Obama has passed unprecedented regulations, rules and executive orders and he has used them to bypass congress. He has ignored the Constitution at every opportunity. Obama doesn’t lead, he rules. It is doubtful, however, that Obama can do much more than erode our rights at this point.