Oh CRAP: OBAMA CONSIDERING EXECUTIVE ACTION ON GUN CONTROL
Wow. Well here it comes… Obama is gonna infringe on our God-given right to arm ourselves, and he’s just gonna do it by Executive Action without even consulting Congress.
As President Obama visited the community rocked by last week’s Oregon college shooting Friday, the president was reportedly considering executive action on gun background checks — after he called for Americans to turn gun control into a political issue in the wake of the shooting.
Obama met Friday with survivors and families of those killed in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. The gunman killed nine before killing himself.
“I’ve got some very strong feelings about this, because when you talk to these families, you are reminded that this could be happening to your child, or your mom, or your dad, or your relative, or your friend,” Obama said at the end of his visit.
“And so, we’re going to have to come together as a country to see how we can prevent these issues from taking place,” he said.
The Washington Post reported that the White House is considering executive action that would compel background checks for “individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year.” Dealers who exceed a certain number of sales each year would be required to obtain a license and perform background checks, the Post reported.
Current law says only those “engaged in the business” of selling guns need to obtain a license and perform a background check. Exempted are those who make occasional sales, or who buy or sell guns as part of a personal collection or for a hobby.
Obama himself had not ruled out the possibility of acting unilaterally on the issue, saying in his news conference after the shooting that he had asked his team to see what he could do on his own to address gun violence.
“In terms of what I can do, I’ve asked my team, as I have in the past, to scrub what kinds of authorities do we have to enforce the laws that we have in place more effectively to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Are there additional actions that we can take that might prevent even a handful of these tragic deaths from taking place?” Obama said at the Oct. 1 news conference.
Well hot damn. Who needs a Constitution when you have an insane megalomaniacal totalitarian despot in the Oval Office?
That’s why having a radical is such a danger – you’re only a “lame duck” president at the end of your term if you actually respect Constitutional restraints on your power. But if you’re an extremist like Obama, it’s an opportunity to do whatever the hell you want.