So while playing golf in Hawaii some poor liberal hack had to use their Christmas vacation time to “try to figure out how to use executive action” to circumvent the constitution. With tears in his eyes crying over the Sandy hook shooting ( a day he had an urgent fund raiser that couldn’t be canceled) he poured out his plan as he conveniently forgot what killed the last gun control legislation that came from Sandy Hook.
A federal plan for licensed carry was part of the (Assault Weapons Ban of 2013) it was voted on and was PASSING but the spoiler that killed the bill was the exemption to military to be “already qualified” with Senator Feinstein objecting because of PTSD concerns. While Feinstein’s words didn’t say ALL veterans have PTSD her actions were that the few who might should be the method of disarming the majority who don’t. Liberals claim its a minor point yet they do not let go of the “brand the military” bone at any level. The comments went viral because people of good sense KNOW what they heard despite the lawyerly way she said it.
So why are we talking about this in a gun ban debate to provide a little context to reality.
[A]lthough some VA records are reported to NICS, a record will only be reported if the person has been “adjudicated as a mental defective” — in other words, that the person is mentally incompetent.
At the VA, a person can only be found incompetent after a lengthy process that includes the opportunity for a hearing and appeal. Just telling a nurse you feel “stressed” (as the email claims) wouldn’t be enough. And the NICS Improvement Amendment Act of 2007 not only makes clear that any “adjudication” without those procedures won’t result in the loss of gun rights, but also provides a way for those who have been found incompetent to get the finding reversed.
The point is that military mental health records are NOT protected via the HIPO act and to deny an ease of access to an individuals rights based on a system that already does this type of screening and even provides the information to NICS during the background check is bogus.
On the public at large side their rights to privacy on mental health issues is solid and that information is provided to NICS based on a state laws.
NOT A CONGRESSIONAL ISSUE is the point and failure of our Republican parties “pro gun” elected officials to be able to debate this for more than a 5 min self-serving news cycle sound byte is disturbing.
The only thing I want to hear from a Republican on this issue.
All of these are laws and regulations on the books. He is showing his ignorance and continued failure as president. To blame the NRA and a straw man Gun Lobby for his failure to do his job to enforce current law can’t be deflected by tears.
Require all firearm sellers to be licensed and perform a background check.
Already the law has been since 1986 under Ronald Reagan. The reason this is NOT enforced is “kitchen table dealers” who do not meet the $50,000 a year requirement to be licensed but yet STILL HAVE A LICENCE destroy the retail gun store by lowering and in most instances destroying profits at the retail level. The retail gun store is a communication point that is anti-democrat party in elections and it must be taken down for political reasons.
Force Internet sales and Gun Shows REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS BY LICENCED DEALERS
Again since 1986.The Gun Show loop hole is NOT your second amendment right. Its your 4th remember when they close this loophole all future debates about regulating the sale of your property will start with the phrase ” If we can do it with guns we can do it with…” “If we can make you buy Car insurance we can make you buy health insurance.” See how the gaming of the system by the media is no longer than the sound byte that makes it appear as if it was all along agreed upon by everyone of your neighbors to give up your rights. Hitler didn’t convince a nation to hate Jews. He convinced a nation that their neighbor hated Jews. That’s how you hide evil plans in plain sight.
This law is so old and so constrictive it forces Dealer to Dealer transfers of guns with the “local” dealer being required by law to complete the background check.
DEALERS CAN NOT LEGALLY SELL HANDGUNS ACROSS STATE LINES DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC. To even hint to this is a flat lie. It is THIS LAW that brought about technology to for online coordinate locators for more than 30 seconds.
Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
Ok as I stated in order for a gun to go from one state to another it must be logged into the records of the shipping licensed dealer , shipped then logged into the receiving dealer who then must perform NICS background PLUS any addition local checks required. THESE RECORDS have privacy information and its established law since the day the Germans started rounding up Jews that the government making a list of gun owners is never good for the public as a whole. Historical proof that you can isolate and eliminate political, moral opponents or just people you do not agree with in general.
So any STATE information belongs to the STATE themselves and since a US citizen CAN NOT travel to another state and buy a Handgun the sharing of the information doesn’t matter because the out of state drivers license would prevent the sale. Now some long guns can be bought by out of state and this exception is meant for the purpose of family who comes over and wants to go hunting, etc… Simple fix to the AR-15 sale is Ar-15s are not legal for hunting, require a current hunting license with the DL. With out of state hunting fees being in the 200-400 range that is hell of a kicker for a long drive to pay a premium. That should flag the sale.
Violation of your privacy and a central database of buyers is not the answer but that is what he proposed.
Bringing background checks into the 21st century
Done all dealers were required 2 years ago to be on the new online background check system which is days faster than the old call in telephone line. The online was given access to investigators with head of the line privileges with the perception that call in background checks were most likely “Gun Show” sales and the “Delay” would kill the sale.
Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
Hey AG could you do your job prosecutions are down 40%.
Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
Done and its even required by Gunsmiths who take in guns for simple things like cleanings and repair. There is a book FULL of these rules… I know I know its boring to read all the regulations you impose on business’s.
Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
Ok so…. The dealer are goofing up the paperwork. OH WAIT there is a digital online requirement that ALL boxes must be correctly filled in before hitting the next button. Maybe there is a company getting a kickback shipping out worthless mailers?
Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
We call that the NRA.
Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
Still just as worthless as when Clinton required it under ATF regulation. PLUS the new locks destroy high quality wood and bluing on guns during shipping This is an area where the Government can make a change that seems simple and the cost to implement becomes burdensome and destroys property. The point they make has to do with locking up from children. Responsibility in a home can not be legislated.
Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
They don’t? Com’ on man, They don’t? So dealers do not fill out forms right and FBI doesn’t investigate crimes? Hmmm seems to be a pattern.
Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
OH THIS ONE I have an issue with. When a gun is stolen, then recovered and winds up in a local police evidence locker. There is NO requirement of law enforcement to notify the owner that their property has been recovered. In fact that gun is NO LONGER considered stolen and after 30 days can be sold or destroyed by law enforcement. Quality guns seem to find their way back onto the market via gun shows after being bought at a discount by law enforcement from the evidence locker sales. Hey I do not want to be a cop basher here but this “insider trading” is just a step away from legalized theft from the original owner.
So on that report lets see the number recovered by law enforcement to percentage returned to owner(hey make him pass a background check again) Guns are NOT normally covered by home owners insurance this is financial loss in the 1000’s generally.
Nominate an ATF director.
Is this an executive action list or crap I haven’t bothered to do list.
Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
I like the way this sounds. reality won’t reflect the replacement of the current cower in place until they come an shoot you method. Most likely some liberal will get a huge grant on how to teach people to cower in place.
Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
Again things that I am supposed to do but were not written on my back of my Golf Card.
Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
They already do this and its the number issuer of misleading facts. Children are 25 People shot while committing crimes. They even added Iraq and Afghanistan veterans shot into their stats. The point of this note was to make reporters USE these bogus stats in their arguments.
Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.
Bill Clinton did this and Smith & Wesson plus Colt agreed to do just that and the Market rejected it so badly that Smith& Wesson went from 120 million dollar company to selling for 12 million bucks in under a year.
The market is NOT stupid my phone takes 5-10 seconds (new Samsung s6 8 core processor) and doesn’t always read my thumbprint. Plus sorry Mr. Bad guy can you give me a minute to Recharge my gun, I let the battery go dead?
The market will push back on this because its not feasible nor reasonable.
Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
Thank you for making it clear that privacy of what you own in your home and getting a flu shot go hand in hand.
Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
I do not believe this has ever been a Legal issue but a moral one. An oath was taken to guard a patience privacy just like a lawyer guards what you say. Politicians need to back away from this debate. We get the liberal view that your privacy should not exist if it impedes their politics, yet this is not side of debate anyone wants to be on there will always be nut jobs who slip through.
To sum up the final actions. If only we would embrace his health care the government would have so much control on what you can and can’t do that gun violence would be eliminated along with your other freedoms but at least gun violence stat’s would continue to go down. That’s right they are on a downward trend.
Folks the Gun Show loophole is your Right to own property its not the second amendment being abused.
EPA (there’s a frog on your land its now ours),
Guns(have 2 amendments that protect them and the second is so CLEAR that it prevents the destruction of property rights as long as it stands in the communist theory on property ownership)
Gay Marriage( 100’s of years ago we said a woman was in-equal to a man and gave a judge the power to seize his property overriding his constitution rights to property and give it her in a divorce. At some point when gay divorce points out that a two men can not be in-equal and therefore the judge has NO POWER to seize property the fix will be to give a judge rights over EVERYONE to have property seized. Marriage was a legal property term and THATS why Civil-Union wasn’t good enough.)
Health Care(As you can tell Obama blended health care with gun rights. That’s because since the Hillary Care Days your right to own property is waived if you use Medicare. The state comes in and takes your estate to “pay back” Medicare for all that “Free Health Care” Sounds like communism? It is. But keep in mind you only think its Communism because Obama is Black. The fact that other politicians have proposed it doesn’t mean its not the State laying long term claims of ownership over your property.)
So Gun Control or Property control. Your second amendment protects the others. First, Fourth and of course it helps keep the King of England out of your face.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.
— Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, page 446
A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.
— Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
— The Dalai Lama
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
— Thomas Jefferson, 1764
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
— George Washington
What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.
— Thomas Jefferson
“The purpose of the pistol is to stop a fight that somebody else has started, almost always at very short range.” Col Jeff Cooper.