Does President Barack Obama really believe his new gun-control measure will reduce gun crimes? How will they stop criminals, since the nature of being a criminal means disobeying the law?
Gun-control laws aren’t like laws against murder. Owning guns is a constitutional right. No one has a right to murder. Guns are objects that are misused, just like any other objects. One could argue that this bypassing-Congress move is designed to irritate his law-abiding opponents.
Fox News reported that the president’s new executive
order actions will expand background checks for gun buyers. Specifically, the new rules will expand the definition of who is a gun dealer for background check purposes.
At gun shows, websites and flea markets, sellers often skirt that requirement by declining to register as licensed dealers, but officials said new federal guidance would clarify that it applies to anyone “in the business” of selling firearms.
Obama’s actions, detailed by the White House Monday, mark a renewed bid by the president to enact gun control measures with or without Congress.
Republicans accused the president of going too far, and already have threatened to fight the new measures by withholding DOJ funding. The guidance, though, aims to achieve a long-time administration goal of at least narrowing the so-called gun show loophole.
Under current law, only federally licensed gun dealers must conduct background checks on buyers, but many who sell guns at flea markets, on websites or in other informal settings don’t register as dealers. The ATF has issued updated guidance that says the government can consider someone a gun dealer regardless of where the guns are sold.
Gun-rights advocates oppose these gun-control measures because they won’t stop at expanded background checks. Gun confiscation is a reality.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who recently disappointed some conservatives when he pushed through a bloated omnibus bill that will fully fund Syrian Muslim refugee settlement, among other things, said the president’s gun-control measure “is a dangerous level of executive overreach, and the country will not stand for it.” The speaker accused the president of going after law-abiding citizens “rather than focus on criminals and terrorists…”
Republican presidential poll-topper Donald Trump said, “We’re not changing the Second Amendment. I will veto that. I will un-sign that so fast.”
In a double-take-worthy move, President Obama shed tears during his gun-control announcement over the children shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Manipulative and misplaced. (At least he mentioned violent crime in Chicago.) No decent human being wants to see children shot and killed, but no mass shooting justifies eroding our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and defend ourselves.
The guns are not the problem. Gun-control laws will not stop people like Sandy Hook murderer Adam Lanza or determined terrorists from murdering people with guns.
“The guns are not the problem. Gun-control laws will not stop people like Sandy Hook murderer Adam Lanza or determined terrorists from murdering people with guns”
Exactly right – thank you.
Obama crying about Sandy Hook, my oh my. Please Google “Nobody died at Sandy Hook.” You will see a link where you can download a PDF book for free that provides the incredible truth about this false flag operation. I was very skeptical about so called false flag operations until I read this book. In the book you will find page after page of photographs that in my mind prove beyond any doubt that our own government carried out a sham attack on a school that had been closed down for several years due to it containing asbestos insulation. the operation was designed to further Obama’s plans to disarm the american people. The author of the book made it free to download after it became the ONLY book in Amazon dot coms history that they have ever banned. The Sandy Hook massacre was about as real as Obama’s birth certificate.
Another distraction from failures elsewhere.