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Obama Goes it Alone on Gun Control

8The Radical-in-Chief ignores the Constitution and the Jihadist threat.

Joseph Klein FOR FRONTPAGEMAG.COM
Wiping away tears that eluded him when he spoke about the jihadist massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, President Obama condemned congressional inaction in the face of gun violence during remarks he delivered from the East Room of the White House on Tuesday morning. The president vowed to fill in the void through executive action. The most egregious of these measures is a wholesale re-writing of the definition of what constitutes a “seller” in order to extend the reach of federal government control over all gun owners. Obama listed this as his top priority action, ahead of what he described as “smart and effective enforcement of gun safety laws that are already on the books.”
Enforcing the laws already on the books is the responsibility of the executive branch. Making new laws or changing existing laws is the responsibility of the legislative branch.
Apparently, President Obama has learned nothing from the Supreme Court’s reversal of his unconstitutional recess appointments and the judicial stay issued against his unconstitutional immigration amnesty executive orders. Obama gave little comfort to skeptics when he claimed in his White House remarks that “I believe in the Second Amendment. It’s there written on the paper.”
The problem is that Obama believes the Constitution is only just a piece of paper, which he can erase and then use the blank page to write his own rules of governance. After all, this is the same man who complained years ago that the Constitution says “what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.”
As president, Obama has gone even further, railing against the separation of powers. If Congress does not act the way he thinks it should, he will just proceed all by himself. In his mind, he is doing something he must on behalf of the American people right now, while the “gun lobby” is holding Congress “hostage.”
As usual, President Obama raised strawman arguments to justify his latest power grab.
For example, Obama claimed in his East Room remarks announcing his gun control executive actions that “we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. It doesn’t happen in other advanced countries. It’s not even close.”
Obama’s claim is misleading.
First of all, we do not have complete data from countries such as China and Russia to draw any meaningful conclusions. Secondly, raw total numbers of mass shootings tell less in terms of real comparisons than normalizing the numbers utilizing some constant unit of population. According to a study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center, which compared annual death rates per million people from mass public shootings between the United States and European countries from 2009 to mid-2015, the United States ranks 9th. The United States has the same ranking when comparing the frequency of mass public shootings during the same time period. This data, by the way, was compiled before the deadly jihadist mass shootings in Paris that claimed 130 lives last November.
Moreover, deaths in general that have occurred as a result of gun violence have declined sharply during the last twenty years. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of death certificate data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The nation’s overall gun death rate has declined 31% since 1993.” President Obama is deliberately distorting the scope of the problem to convince Americans that we are facing an urgent crisis which he must address immediately to resolve.
Obama also tried to debunk the argument that other forms of weapons such as knives, which are not so heavily regulated, are also effective lethal instruments that can be as deadly as guns. Israeli civilians, facing the constant threat of Palestinian knife attacks which have taken multiple lives, would beg to differ. Conveniently ignoring what is going on in Israel today, Obama chose to use a knife attack in China to buttress his point that guns are far more deadly:
“Some of you may recall, at the same time that Sandy Hook happened, a disturbed person in China took a knife and tried to kill — with a knife — a bunch of children in China. But most of them survived because he didn’t have access to a powerful weapon.”
Again, Obama is guilty of cherry-picking his facts, or perhaps he was just misinformed. Last September, knife-wielding jihadists killed at least 50 people to death at a coalmine in China’s violence-ridden Xinjiang province. Last June, a group of knife-wielding jihadists killed 33 people and injured 130 others. In September 2014, a deranged man stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded several others at a Chinese primary school that had refused to enroll his daughter. These are just a few examples of deadly stabbing incidents in China.
Guns are very strictly controlled in China, but not knives. People who are determined to engage in mass killings, whatever their motives may be, will find the weapon to carry out their evil deeds.
Obama tried to debunk the argument that comprehensive background checks might not have stopped at least some previous mass killings. “I reject that thinking,” he said. Obama cited Connecticut as an example of a state where background checks make a difference. “After Connecticut passed a law requiring background checks and gun safety courses, gun deaths decreased by 40 percent — 40 percent,” he proclaimed to applause. Obama omitted to mention that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut happened seventeen years after the passage of that law. According to the final Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, “All of the firearms were legally purchased by the shooter’s mother.”
Moreover, the president undercut his own argument regarding the need for more gun control measures when he casually mentioned that gun violence claiming the lives of kids “happens on the streets of Chicago every day.” Chicago has amongst the strictest gun control laws in the country.
Some proponents of Obama’s executive actions claim they are modest improvements to tighten loopholes in existing laws, ramp up enforcement resources, improve dealers’ reporting of lost or stolen guns, address mental health issues including better information sharing and boost gun safety technology. However, Obama’s past performance on a host of issues indicates that if you give him an inch he will take a mile. His first priority – to require anyone the Obama administration deems to be “in the business of selling firearms” to “get a license and conduct background checks”- is an invitation to further abuse of power. According to a report in the New York Times, White House officials have said that someone selling even one or two guns could be considered in the business of selling firearms and subject to the new requirements. How would a barter arrangement instead of a cash transaction be treated?
President Obama should save his tears for the victims of global jihad, including those Americans killed in such places as Fort Hood, Boston, Seattle, Chattanooga and San Bernardino. If he wants his final year in office to show any accomplishments, he should go after ISIS, al Qaeda and other jihadist groups who mean to do us harm with the “fierce urgency of now” that he reserving for his gun control agenda. The president’s drive to release more and more jihadists from Guantanamo, some of whom have returned to battle against us, demonstrates his “fierce urgency” in the opposite direction.

 

URGENT! Obama Just Made a HUGE Move for GLOBAL Gun Control Behind the Backs of Americans!

BY LINDSEY BRUCE FOR DCGAZETTE.COM

FUCKFACE

The media has the entire country preoccupied with every move Donald Trump makes, but it the secret moves our president is making that we need to be worried about.

If we have learned one thing about this corrupt president it’s that he will not stop until he gets his way, even if he has to lie cheat and steal to do it. The only issue that Republicans haven’t bowed down to Obama on yet is gun control.

In April of 2013 Obama tried to get an assault weapon ban through Congress, but it failed under the 60-vote demand of the filibuster, drawing four Republicans but losing four Democrats.

On September 25, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The NRA described the action as another clear example of the Obama administration’s “contempt for our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

Even though the treaty has not been ratified by the Senate, Obama is not giving up.

Obama will quietly be attending an UN arms treaty conference in Mexico on August 24th.

From Breitbart.com:

“the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it.

Thus, while it will not do away with the Second Amendment on paper, it will subjugate the Second Amendment to the ATT’s gun controls if Obama administration officials return and implement the plans they will discuss in Mexico City.

ATT was pushed under the guise of stopping “small arms [and] light weapons” from crossing borders. And when it was being discussed in 2013, Breitbart News warned that firearm registration must proceed from the ATT if it is to be enforceable. After all, how can agents tasked with enforcing this treaty ascertain the origin of smuggled weapons without a comprehensive registration on file?”

As the video warning below explains, gun owners are not just facing a national gun registration, all gun owners will be entered into a GLOBAL gun registration data base program. Throughout history, registrations lists have been used as a prelude to gun CONFISCATION.

Obama is up to something dirty and gun owners need to unite. A warning has been issued from Gun Owners of America (GOA) that the Mexico City conference is part of a plan “to bring back the framework for a global gun control regime.”They are asking all American gun owners to call their Senators and demand that they fight against any international gun control recommendations.

PLEASE share this message with fellow gun owners. Our freedoms are under attack like they have never been before.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jwPTTac-PYE

Obama Using the Charleston Tragedy to Infringe on Your Gun Rights

REPOSTED FROM AMMOLAND.COM

John Lott on Background Checks
Researcher John Lott has found that roughly 95% of initial denials are “false positives” — where innocent gun owners (many of them with similar names to criminals) are erroneously denied.

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Background Checks are failing miserably.
The Obama Administration is redoubling its efforts to clamp down on your Second Amendment rights.
The FBI Director recently said that a flaw in the NICS system allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used to kill nine people in South Carolina.
In the minds of the collective Left, this means we “need” more money and more names to be fed into the NICS background check system.
But as GOA’s Erich Pratt argues in a USA Today oped that will be published in their Pro-Con debate page: .

“The entire background check system is flawed. Not only is it unconstitutional — and disarming many law-abiding citizens — it’s failing to keep guns out of the criminals’ hands and is not keeping people safe.”

Like so much of what Obama and the lapdog press attempt, this campaign to infringe upon more gun owners’ freedoms takes a central fraudulent premise and repeats it until it becomes a national mantra.

The Big Lie: More gun control will stop bad guys from getting guns.

After Newtown, Obama’s fraud was that a young man who stole his guns would have been deterred if he had been required to get a background check.
With Charleston, everyone knows the killer underwent a background check, which was unable to find anything disqualifying about him.
So the new post-Charleston Obama Fraud is that the FBI, if it had a lot more money for gun control, could have found something to stop Roof from getting a gun.
The problem is that there was nothing to be found.
Roof had a misdemeanor conviction, but, barring domestic violence, that wasn’t enough. Roof had been arrested on a felony drug charge, but apparently, he hadn’t been indicted.

“I do not support expanding background checks. The current background checks do not work…” ~ Donald Trump

So the FBI is arguing that if it had more money, it would have discovered that Roof was “an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance…” [18 U.S.C. 922(d)(3)].
This archaic and little-used provision has largely gone into the trashcan for a reason: absent the conviction of a crime in a court of law, how is the government to know if one is using a controlled substance unlawfully?
The power to enforce such a vague law would necessitate an immense increase in the police power of the state.
Right now, users of marijuana for medical purposes — by those holding a prescription from a doctor — are deemed ineligible by the BATFE to own a firearm. If this federal ban were vigorously enforced, under the so-called NICS Improvement Act, the FBI would have to demand that every lawful medical marijuana user in the country be put on the FBI list.
And, once the FBI is forced to officially take notice that millions of Americans are openly violating federal law, the status of those lawbreakers becomes — shall we say — dicey.

NICS checks used to deny law-abiding gun owners.

Already, the NICS background check is being used to keep thousands of honest gun owners from purchasing firearms.
Researcher John Lott has found that roughly 95% of initial denials are “false positives” — where innocent gun owners (many of them with similar names to criminals) are erroneously denied.
Thus, the government background check becomes the “kiss of death” for a constitutionally-protected gun sale. Many Americans who are legally entitled to purchase a firearm are denied that right because of the similarity of their name to someone else’s — coupled with the FBI’s antipathy toward guns (in anyone’s hands but their own).
Once again, we see both the ineffectiveness and the insatiability of gun control. To the extent that anyone is allowed to own a gun, that becomes the next “loophole” for the gun-haters to attack.
LEGISLATIVE PROGNOSIS: Representatives in the House recently fought off efforts to increase funding for the FBI and defeated an amendment to H.R. 2578. But you can be sure there will be attempts to increase funding for NICS in the Senate.
ACTION: Urge your two Senators to OPPOSE any and all efforts to increase funding for the FBI NICS system (H.R. 2578). No amount of background check funding will stop determined criminals from getting guns — rather, they will only infringe upon and register gun buyers.
 
 

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