President Barack Obama thinks he’s a king who can pass laws when he wants, especially when it comes to gun control fiats. He will formally announce the new gun control “rules” at about 11:40 tomorrow morning but the White House released details this evening, click the link below for more details. With all the problems blowing up throughout the world, this is what Obama thinks is important.
So far he has directed his federal agencies Monday to carry out a series of steps including restricting sales by unlicensed dealers — sometimes called the gun show loophole .
Anyone engaged in the business of selling firearms must get a federal firearms dealers license and check the backgrounds of all buyers.
Federal law exempts from the license requirement anyone who sells guns only occasionally, as a hobby or to enhance a collection from. But ATF will put sellers on notice that whether they are engaged in an actual business or not depends on several factors, including how quickly they sell they guns they acquire, whether they sell guns for more than they paid for them, and how often and in what quantity they sell firearms.
“These rules will provide clear notice to those individuals who try to hide behind the hobby exception when they are selling for a profit or for a business,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
“It doesn’t matter where you conduct your business — from a store, at gun shows or over the Internet. If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks,” said White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
ATF will also notify firearms dealers that they must file a report when guns from their inventory are lost or stolen, including those in transit. A White House statement said an average of 1,333 guns recovered from crime scenes in each of the past five years were traced back to dealers who never received them.
White House officials said the administration would seek funding from Congress to allow ATF to hire 200 new agents and investigators to enforce gun laws. It will also seek $500 million to increase access to mental health care.
There is a new government department: ATF has established an Internet Investigation Center to track illegal online firearms trafficking and is dedicating $4 million and additional personnel to enhance the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.
More wasted tax dollars no doubt. Obama sure can spend money.
Mr. Obama will direct agencies to engage in more gun research, encourage more federal prosecution of domestic violence cases, and crack down on gun purchases by corporations and trusts.
The gun research could be problematic – it’s meant to confirm their pre-conceived notions. It’s also to push the smart gun technology. That will be another wasted subsidy down the road.
The expansion of background checks won’t deal with the problem. Obama would be better off improving the performance of the workers who do the background checks.
Breitbart News has shown that the number who acquired their guns via background checks sits at 25 – 25 of the most infamous attackers of the last eight years.
The NYT admitted that mass shooters and alleged mass shooters who passed background checks for their guns include Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Dylan Roof (Charleston), Army Specialist Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Wade M. Page (Wisconsin Sikh temple), James Holmes (Aurora movie theater), One L. Goh (Oikos University), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), and Jiverly Wong (Binghamton). The NYT also includes Vester Lee Flanagan’s (Virginia) double murder as a mass shooting and John Russell Houser’s alleged double murder (Lafayette theater) as a mass shooting as well.
It’s hard to name a mass shooter from the last eight years who did not pass a background check than it is to name one who did.
Rush Limbaugh wants to know why Obama wants to disarm Americans but give Iran a nuclear bomb.
“If gun control really worked, why are we allowing the Iranians to nuke up? I mean, you want to talk about a gun?
“A nuclear weapon is a gun extraordinaire, and Obama’s going out of his way to make sure that the Iranians have a stockpile of them. Now, if the existence of guns — in this case nuclear weapons — is what causes the problem, why in the world let a regime like that have them? The answer is even Obama understands that what he’s saying isn’t true, that the existence of guns is why there is crime committed with them. But the point is, it doesn’t matter what you think anyway; Obama is going to do this. Because the real objective here is the further erosion of liberty and freedom. But even more, it’s the more Obama and the left can render the Constitution irrelevant. You talk about an objective? You talk about something that would just make them orgasmic? If they could get the American people to the point where the Constitution is just some piece of paper over there that doesn’t matter to a hill of beans, that’s what they would love. And to the effect that they can violate it, that they can avoid it, that they can pretend it doesn’t exist — that they can wantonly, in public, spit on it and get away with it — that’s the objective.”