Thursday, August 29, 2013

Obama Takes More Executive Action Against Gun Owners

Register all your dangerous weapons and submit to background checks or you will be in violation of Obama's executive gun laws.

Activist Post

Is the President of the United States allowed to, by executive decree, ban certain guns and limit who can own them? Well, that's exactly what Obama has done today.

The White House announced today that Obama has taken two more "executive actions" without Congressional approval that appear to infringe on the Second Amendment.

Here's the short of it: If you own a gun that Obama vaguely defines as one of the "most dangerous weapons, such as machine guns and short-barreled shotguns", you are now hereby ordered to come forward, register it, and submit to a background check in order to lawfully possess it -- otherwise you'll be deemed a criminal engaging in criminal behavior.

The Administration's fact sheet about today's executive actions states, "Current law places special restrictions on many of the most dangerous weapons, such as machine guns and short-barreled shotguns. These weapons must be registered, and in order to lawfully possess them, a prospective buyer must undergo a fingerprint-based background check."

The executive action will also prohibit legal entities like corporations or trusts from owning firearms of all kinds, claiming that criminals can "easily evade the required background check and gain access to machine guns or other particularly dangerous weapons by registering the weapon to a trust or corporation."

Owners and trustees of these entities will have to submit to individual background checks in order to maintain ownership, by the authority of an ATF issued "proposed" regulation.


"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."

The other executive action bans the private importation and sale of military surplus weapons.

"Today, the Administration is announcing a new policy of denying requests to bring military-grade firearms back into the United States to private entities, with only a few exceptions such as for museums," Obama ordered.

Obama claims these actions, along with his previous 23 executive actions, were needed because Congress has failed to act on his "common-sense proposals".  

The entire White House "Fact Sheet" for these unreleased executive orders is below:
Today, the Obama administration announced two new common-sense executive actions to keep the most dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands and ban almost all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities. These executive actions build on the 23 executive actions that the Vice President recommended as part of the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan and the President unveiled on January 16, 2013. 
Even as Congress fails to act on common-sense proposals, like expanding criminal background checks and making gun trafficking a federal crime, the President and Vice President remain committed to using all the tools in their power to make progress toward reducing gun violence. 
Building on the 23 Executive Actions the President and Vice President Unveiled Last January 

  • Last December, the President asked the Vice President to develop a series of recommendations to reduce gun violence. On January 16, 2013, they released these proposals, including 23 executive actions. With the first Senate confirmation of an ATF Director on July 31, 2013, the Administration has completed or made significant progress on 22 of the 23 executive actions. The new executive actions unveiled today build on this successful effort.
Closing a Loophole to Keep Some of the Most Dangerous Guns Out of the Wrong Hands 
  • Current law places special restrictions on many of the most dangerous weapons, such as machine guns and short-barreled shotguns. These weapons must be registered, and in order to lawfully possess them, a prospective buyer must undergo a fingerprint-based background check.
  • However, felons, domestic abusers, and others prohibited from having guns can easily evade the required background check and gain access to machine guns or other particularly dangerous weapons by registering the weapon to a trust or corporation. At present, when the weapon is registered to a trust or corporation, no background check is run. ATF reports that last year alone, it received more than 39,000 requests for transfers of these restricted firearms to trusts or corporations.
  • Today, ATF is issuing a new proposed regulation to close this loophole. 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.
Keeping Surplus Military Weapons Off Our Streets 
  • When the United States provides military firearms to its allies, either as direct commercial sales or through the foreign military sales or military assistance programs, those firearms may not be imported back into the United States without U.S. government approval. Since 2005, the U.S. Government has authorized requests to reimport more than 250,000 of these firearms.
  • Today, the Administration is announcing a new policy of denying requests to bring military-grade firearms back into the United States to private entities, with only a few exceptions such as for museums. This new policy will help keep military-grade firearms off our streets.



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22 comments:

thetruthseeker said...

It's ALL BULLSHIT. No "description" of what a "machine gun" is, or a "short-barreled shotgun".

No description.......null and void.

It is ILLEGAL WITHIN THE UNITED STATES to create "gun control". ILLEGAL.

The "laws" doing so are NULL & VOID. If ANY law goes against the Constitution of the United States, it is NULL & VOID. Period.

leslie said...

Well, here we go again... executive order? That is bulls-it. Impeach him that's what needs to be done...NOW!

Anonymous said...

Just purchased a short barreled shot gun. Purchase was "delayed" by FBI but got the gun
when the FBI failed to follow through. So, now what?

eric swan

Anonymous said...

Executive Decree, yeah that's in the constitution.. sure, I bet we'll just keep taking it. Why is the document we ask our Government to abide by only 6 pages but they can't even follow the rules we give them. How many pages of rules do you think they have given us? If we break the rules we go to jail, have our houses, guns and loved ones take. They'll even shoot your dog with no reason or recourse. What happens when our officials break the rules we give them???? nothing.

Hide Behind said...

AMERICANS OF LOW CASTE OWN NOTHING! THE LAND UNDER OVER ON BOTH INSIDE AND OUT BELONGS TO THE STATE.
TO THE NORTH WE HAVE CANADA AND ALL LANDS BELONG TO THE CROWN OF ENGLAND.
THE HOLDER OF LANDS IS A LEASE HOLDER UNDRR THE VERY FEUDAL SYSTEM AS UNDER ELIZABETH.
IN THE US WE HAD PRIVATE OWERSHIP WITH FEDERAL NOT ALLOWED TO OWN ANY PROPERTY
THEGRANTERNMENT INSTITUTIONS WERE GRANTED TEMPORARY HOLDERSHIP UNDER THE PUBLICS GRANT.
THEY HOLD LANDS IN PUBLIC TRUST,
NO AGENCY OWNS ANY.
D.C. IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT AND ALL LAWS THERE ARE INDER THE OLD ADMIRALYY. CODES AND YES TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC OFFICERS.
Americans sold and gave away all rights to govern themselves; They sold them to the mindset of dumb crackers and small English
merchants and buisness mindset and replaced the monarchy with American plutocracy.

Anonymous said...

He has no authority to do so, and anyone enforcing this type if decree is a traitor to their oath and to the US Constitution.

dale said...

What the hell is a machine gun? Machines don't kill people; guns do.

I think it is criminal to demand that a person who owns a machine gun has to have a background check. The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a machine gun is a a good guy with chemical weapons.

The 2nd Amendment specifically says we all have the right to own and sleep with machine guns, rockets, and nuclear tipped missiles.

Obama is using Chicago thug tactics to harass the law-abiding machine gun owners of America.

We will not be safe until everyone has a machine gun, whatever that is (it is purposely left vague). Would you mess with a guy with a machine gun.

Several studies demonstrate that where many people own machine guns, there is zero violence, not even shop lifting. Wars in which soldiers use machine guns have resulted surprisingly in zero fatalities, as a society full of machine guns is a polite society, even during war.

Anonymous said...

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dale said...

Weapons used in war should be recycled and resold to private citizens in the US with no need for tyrannical background checks. What could go wrong? The US today has the lowest rate of gun homicides among all advanced nations, with only 9,000 gun murders last year, and only several hundred (almost all by mass murderers) with military type weapons. The UK, with almost no guns, has 10 times more murders and 40 times more violence Japan, with nearly zero guns, has hundreds of thousands of knife killings.

I heard this on Fox news so it must be true.

Can the President make rules about military weapons owned by the government? No, this violates the 33d Amendment: if Obama does it, impeach him, no matter what. This is how the Republicans got rid of Bill Clinton in the 90's.

More guns means less violence. All wars prove this fact.

dale said...

The Constitutional injunction to promote the general welfare does not include orders which increase public safety. That is naked tyranny.

A free land is a dangerous land. Security is for sissies. Give me (well, actually someone else) liberty or give me death (preferably some foreigner I care nothing about). If you feel safe, you are a slave.

If you have your gun ready, you are very macho...you are free!
There is no freedom like knowing that you can kill anyone you want at any time. And the gun shall make them free!

More guns, more kindness and end to all wars. Guns do not kill; bullets do.

Anonymous said...

Can't get his way with the go to war with Syria thing. So he'll take it out on the American people.

David A. Laibow said...

I think this means that I can't bring my hydrogen bombs back into the United States -- they have triggers and gunsights. Oh, well ....

Anonymous said...

Dream on obama, you mentally depraved beast.

Maxim Rice said...

Thanks Dale (the only sane voice on this post)!

Anonymous said...

All guns are machines.

Angel Writer said...

Why do need Congress? King Obama bypasses the House and Senate, issues executive orders and ensures HIS agenda becomes law. Even if I do agree with background checks for guns, I DISAGREE with the way this King goes about it. He needs to allow the Constitution to work the way it is supposed to, not take matters into his own hands. He is NOT King, and we are not his servants.

People won't get the difference, and so they keep giving away their liberties and freedoms.

Anonymous said...

This man has absolutely no "common sense" at all!

Joseph Karr said...

We need to stop this insanity called the Obama Administration. This self made King they call King Obama is as mad as the Emporer Nero or the other clown who ruled Rome whats his face again. I wouldn't doubt that King Obama is going to marry his horse some day. This guy is getting more insane every day. God help us all, we have a madman in the WH!

Anonymous said...

nobody is buying his bs anymore. no war, no amnesty, no gun control, no government healthcare

Anonymous said...

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

“To disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them…” George Mason, author of the 1776 Virginia Bill of Rights

“The great object is that every (adult) be armed . . . Everyone who is able may have a gun.” Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution

“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” Janet Reno, former US Attorney General, 1993

“Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.” Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, 1994

“Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of Americans to feel safe.” Dianne Feinstein, US Senator, 1993 (who carries)

brad said...

dale: White house study shows more guns = less gun violence.http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/white-house-study-finds-guns-save-lives.html

Harvard study: http://theacru.org/acru/harvard_study_gun_control_is_counterproductive/

Comments on 18 points that should be read instead of simply dismissed (ignore the read dale, and you are an intellectual lightweight and pushing your religion, not discussing facts. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/18-little-known-gun-facts-that-prove-that-guns-make-us-safer

Anti-gun senator shoots intruder - http://nation.foxnews.com/gun-control/2013/01/10/flashback-anti-gun-politician-shoots-intruder%23ixzz2Kk1OBGsg

14 yr old saves lives w/gun in Tx - http://www.naturalnews.com/039449_kidnapping_plot_teen_boy_handgun.html

Ted R. Weiland said...

This is but further proof that the Second Amendment is impotent. Think about it: The Amendment with the wording "shall not be infringed" is the most infringed, licensed, and controlled Amendment of the entire twenty seven.

Furthermore, a future generation of our posterity is likely to see the Second Amendment repealed. This is the inherent nature and danger of optional rights versus non-optional God-expected responsibilities, such as the following one depicted by the Apostle Paul:

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [including spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)

For more, listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages.

If you prefer to read, see our blog article "You Can't Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/you-cant-win-bringing-a-knife-to-a-gunfight/.

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