Obama’s FBI Cancels Due Process for Illegal NICS Denials

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Obama’s FBI Cancels Due Process for Illegal NICS Denials
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC -(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America has long argued that honest citizens should NEVER have to prove their innocence to the government in order to exercise a God-given, constitutionally-protected right.

We don’t require journalists to undergo background checks before publishing their stories.

We don’t force pastors to get their sermons screened.

We don’t do these things because they’re unconstitutional, and because giving government officials the power to decide who is “allowed” to enjoy their liberties will inevitably result in abuses.

That’s the problem with the NICS background check system, which is nothing more than an “infringement” on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

And this infringement is resulting in tremendous abuses:

  • Nearly 200,000 military veterans have lost their gun rights because they were deemed as “mental defectives,” having suffered from ailments such as PTSD.
  • And the Obama administration is now working to disarm those receiving Social Security benefits if they have someone handling their financial affairs.

But military veterans and seniors are just the tip of the iceberg. Consider what the President now has in store for the rest of us:

1) Barack Obama’s illegal “executive actions” would vastly extend the NICS requirement to gun collectors and hobbyists — threatening them with five years in jail and fines of $250,000.

This turns more than 200-years of freedom on its head. Private individuals will no longer be able to freely buy and sell firearms, but they’ll constantly wonder if their next private sale might result in draconian penalties.

Of course, the only reason that Barack Obama could even expand background checks is because the NICS infrastructure already existed — the Instant Check law having been drafted as a “compromise” by another pro-gun organization in the early 1990s.

2) As a result of Obama’s latest war against gun owners, any person who is illegitimately stopped from buying a gun because of the NICS check is NOT being allowed to appeal his or her denial.

Why? Because according to USA Today (1/20/16), the FBI has decided to ignore federal law and halt all appeals of erroneous gun denials.

Never mind that subsection (f) of the Statutes-at-Large portion of the Brady Law requires the FBI to explain the reason for a denial within 5 days, and subsection (g) requires an “immediate” correction of erroneous records. That is now being thrown out the window.

USA Today reports that since October, the FBI has transferred all 70 appeals examiners to other duties — illegally. Presumably, the FBI’s intention is to refuse to comply with the law unless Congress gives them more money.

But, of course, if “mortals” refused to comply with the Brady Law, they would go to prison.

Bottom line: The Obama administration says they don’t have enough resources to implement the Brady Law — instead, choosing to deny honest gun owners their right to keep and bear arms.

So GOA has a better idea. If they can’t protect the rights of gun owners under the Brady Law, then they shouldn’t be allowed to illegally expand the law to deny the rights of even more gun owners.

So please contact your Representative and Senators and urge them to NOT give the President the extra money he is seeking for additional ATF agents.

You can do this with just a couple clicks of your mouse.

And while you’re contacting them, urge them NOT to reward Obama with the “legacy” sentencing legislation (H.R. 3713 and S. 2123) that we alerted you to in previous alerts.

In liberty,

Erich Pratt
Executive Director
Gun Owners of America

P.S. Please urge your Representative and Senators NOT give the President the extra money he is seeking for additional ATF agents. Plus, urge them NOT to reward Obama with an anti-gun sentencing bill (H.R. 3713 and S. 2123) which the president hopes will serve as one of his “legacy” items.

About Gun Owners of America (GOA)

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jerry
jerry
5 years ago

Well, here is another true story. I have lived in florida for 35 years, now a retired professional. My home city and state are Louisville Kentucky. I stopped by Academy a couple of weeks ago to purchase a Handgun. I filled out all of the paper work accurately and completely providing my SS number, although not required to do so. The state of florida is required via FDLE(florida dept. of law enforcement) to submit that form to NICS, in addition to completing their own background check. I have never been arrested, have any kind of mental history, or any other… Read more »

NTS
NTS
5 years ago

OK, here’s a thought for when the current GOPers are primaried out of office and their replacements sworn in:

20 percent pay cut for all FBI staff. Permanent. Cut the appropriation.

Next time, don’t screw with the American people, fibbies.

Janek
Janek
5 years ago

F.B.I. – Furthering Barack’s Initiatives

James Myers
James Myers
5 years ago

Never happened to you has it?

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

@5WarVeteran,you weren’t there and don’t how that came down ! Less than 24 earlier Finicum had made the statement that he would rather die than get locked up. Well,he didn’t get locked up did he ? Bundy is an idiot not a patriot. The Hammonds had told them repeatedly not to interfere in their business but they refused. Bundys head was still swollen about the cattle grazing thing that happened in NV a year earlier and thought the Feds would just walk away again this time too. Bundy will have quite a few years in the federal lock up to… Read more »

Bill Says
Bill Says
5 years ago

Great way to backdoor no more guns for any legal purchaser. If the Insta-Check says NO, that’s it. No gun and not due process.

I cant imagine this could fly.

bernard
bernard
5 years ago

Well atleast here in Alaska they are’nt. the very first time our current clown in cheif was elected our polls had just closed and they had’nt even gotten our votes in and there he was on tv being awarded the presidency. #alaskalivesmatter lol.

john
john
5 years ago

Still think elections are not “all” that important?

Huapakechi
Huapakechi
5 years ago

“o”boy’s promise to “fundamentally change” the United States is being implemented incrementally, by means of “presidential directives” Why hasn’t this person been impeached?

American patriot the real thing
American patriot the real thing
5 years ago

SATAN(called Obama by the media has the ultimate goal of destroying our freedom and all of America for the Muslim world !, goa has it right the bill of rights outlines gaur entered rights of Americans to require a citizen to pass a check of any kind only gives the government the means to deny these rights with the goal of destroying them !!! He’s run amock crazy with power , the only thing he desires is for the Muslim world Isis to destroy America satan only sees evil loves evil Andries evil .pure evil must be destroyed starting with… Read more »

5WarVeteran
5WarVeteran
5 years ago

We have met the enemy. They murdered an unarmed man with his arms raised over his head in compliance but we will not hear of that on the media because he was a WHITE American named Lavoy Finicum who was peacefully protesting criminal BLM activities. He was not running at a cop he was murdered standing still, complying, murdered in cold blood by the FBI in Oregon.

AMERICA IS UNDER ATTACK

aaron c.
aaron c.
5 years ago

i got my rights taken from me with something that happened when i was 15 years old, i just turned 30 10 days ago. when i was 15 my only friend in 9th grade hung herself but tried to call me before she did it. i didnt answer and felt responsible. i became disconnected and punched some holes in my parents walls. they sent me to brynn marr behavioural for 2 weeks. got out after 2 weeks and that was that. when i turned 18 i bought my first long gun then many more after that, all passed through the… Read more »

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

This is just disgusting, illegal and so anti-american at its best. WakeUpAmerica!! I hope you can all see what this clown gov’t is doing to us and our fellow americans. . . . .