President Obama has taken action to “ban almost all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities.”
In other words, he is now banning antique WWII weapons used by collectors because he says it will stop violent criminals, who, by the way, never use these guns, and he is doing it by passing laws that he wrote unconstitutionally because Congress won’t do what he says.
Obama’s latest ‘common sense’ proposal to eliminate legal gun ownership in the United States now includes two new Executive Actions to be added to his 23 largely-unlawful Executive Actions.
Obama has decided that military-grade firearms will no longer be brought back into the United States by private buyers. The weapons that fall under this are fifty or more years old. It will keep antiques – curios and relics – out of the hands of collectors and certainly doesn’t do a thing about criminals getting machine guns. Criminals can simply buy new from the illegal gun trade coming up from our southern border. They don’t use these antique war weapons certainly, as FBI statistics show.
The only people really affected are legal gun owners and collectors. There is no data to indicate that any of these weapons were ever used in a murder. Rifles accounted for only 323 deaths out of 12,664 homicides in 2011, the FBI’s most recent statistic, according to the Daily Caller.
We will lose some of our history.
Also, Mr. Obama has unilaterally decided to close a loophole that will require anyone buying a machine gun or short-barreled shotgun through a trust or corporation to have a costly background check. I guess that’s because gang-bangers love to use this loophole (irony here).
The action is called a rule but it’s actually a law.
“The proposed rule requires individuals associated with trusts or corporations that acquire these types of weapons to undergo background checks, just as these individuals would if the weapons were registered to them individually. By closing this loophole, the regulation will ensure that machine guns and other particularly dangerous weapons do not end up in the wrong hands.”
This action is another law written by the White House, something only Congress is allowed to do.
Obama is taking action where Congress will not, in other words, where Congress isn’t doing as the Imperial President says.
Hello? Congress? Where are you? This is unconstitutional!
The new actions will kill the 110-year old Civilian Marksmanship Program. Daily Caller said that the purpose of program is to allow civilians to hone their marksmanship skills with these obsolete weapons, should they later be called into military service. Civilians using this program comply with all federal and state laws.
Read more at Buckeye Firearms Organization
Chuck Woolery, Save the Second Amendment
Uncle Joe apparently thinks the transfer of guns through corporations and the sale of antique military weapons is being orchestrated by gang-bangers and other common criminals when in fact, it’s by businesses, collectors, and other legal gun owners.