Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Tim Brown
On Tuesday, new unconstitutional executive orders were issued by Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah that infringe upon the Second Amendment and target law-abiding gun owners. But don’t just point the finger at the criminal-in-chief is doing. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t going to do one thing to nullify Obama’s executive orders, but he sure did blow a lot of hot air.
“The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage,” said Obama, surrounded my family members of victims of mass shootings.
The question that ought to be asked is, why is America held hostage to a Marxist-Muslim, who continually tramples the Constitution? Furthermore, the gun lobby is only lobbying based on the express written language of the Constitution in the Second Amendment and the enumerated powers of Congress, which does not give them authority to legislate on arms in any fashion.
According to The Washington Times:
The administrative steps will include a crackdown on gun dealers who bill themselves as “collectors” or “personal sellers” but are actually engaged in the business of firearms sales, including transactions online. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will require more of these dealers to obtain federal licenses, necessitating background checks on their sales.
So, what is new about this? Every gun that leaves a gun show with a new owner and ever gun that is delivered to a new owner that is purchased online does not go into the hands of the new owner until a background check is performed. In fact, in the case of the online sales, the gun goes to a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer, who will perform a background check or in some cases, like my State of South Carolina, will request a Concealed Carry permit, which confirms the individual has already passed a background check.
This is nonsensical and is an overstep of the federal government, both in the Legislative Branch for issuing previous “pretended legislation” to restrict and regulate arms and in the Executive Branch because it does not possess authority to do what Obama is doing.
Obama went so far as to say that all of this is “within my legal authority” and supported by the majority of Americans, including gun owners, as well as consistent with the Second Amendment. All three are lies.
Section 1. Research and Development. The Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security (departments) shall, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology that would reduce the frequency of accidental discharge or unauthorized use of firearms, and improve the tracing of lost or stolen guns. Not later than 90 days after the date of this memorandum, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall prepare jointly a report outlining a research and development strategy designed to expedite the real-world deployment of such technology for use in practice.
Sec. 2. Department Consideration of New Technology. The departments shall, to the extent permitted by law, regularly (a) review the availability of the technology described in section 1, and (b) explore potential ways to further its use and development to more broadly improve gun safety. In connection with these efforts, the departments shall consult with other agencies that acquire firearms and take appropriate steps to consider whether including such technology in specifications for acquisition of firearms would be consistent with operational needs.
Where is such “research and development” authorized in the Constitution? None of what is advanced in this memo is “practicable and permitted by law.” Smart gun technology is for the private sector, not government. Does anyone really think that Obama will arm any federal agent with this technology? I doubt it. It’s for people who don’t understand that kind of technology only restricts them, not tyrants.
However, is a Republican-led Congress doing anything about it? Nope.
House Speaker and unconstitutional big government spender Paul Ryan (R-WI) said that Obama is engaging in “a form of intimidation that undermines liberty.”
“He knows full well that the law already says that people who make their living selling firearms must be licensed, regardless of venue,” Ryan said. “Still, rather than focus on criminals and terrorists, he goes after the most law-abiding of citizens.”
So, Mr. Ryan, what are you planning to do to stop Obama’s thuggish intimidation?
“No matter what President Obama says, his word does not trump the Second Amendment,” Mr. Ryan said. “His executive order will no doubt be challenged in the courts. Ultimately, everything the president has done can be overturned by a Republican president, which is another reason we must win in November.”
I see, nothing. Challenged in the courts? A Republican president? Come on. You guys run the House and Senate. You guys have the power of impeachment! You have the power of the purse. Don’t give me this tired old saw about winning in November! Do your duty and impeach the thug and his accomplices in the White House!
I’m not expecting much of Ryan. He is a big government liberal, not a Constitutional Republican and his advance of the Omnibus bill should have been a wake up call to anyone. No, Ryan and others in Congress are simply aiding and abetting the man engaged in “intimidation that undermines liberty” in the violation of the Constitution and the rights of people.
The one thing, however, that Obama failed miserably to demonstrate was how any of this will stop any mass shooting, lawless federal agents who shoot law-abiding citizens or just your common one on one robbery. These are unconstitutional and lawless acts by Obama with the silent, but hot-aired, response of Republican leadership, period.