Obama Wants ‘Billions For Gun Control’ In 2017 Budget

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On February 9 2016 President Obama released his 2017 budget proposal and it contains “billions for gun control.”

Much of this is to fund the various aspects of Obama’s January 5 2016 executive gun controls, which include new FBI personnel to handle National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) checks, more ATF agents, funding “smart gun” research, expanding background checks to trusts, etc.

According to The Hill, Tuesday’s budget proposal seeks “$1.3 billion” for the ATF alone. “Thirty-five million” of those dollars would go to funding the new ATF agents in the roles outlined the executive gun controls. Budget monies are also being sought for the “mental health” aspects of Obama’s gun controls – this includes the gun ban for some Social Security beneficiaries, which was co-opted into the list of executive controls.

Republicans criticized the requests for gun control funding, but House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has yet to say whether he actually plans to fight funding the executive controls.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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175jfs
175jfs
4 years ago

Had enough yet?

Colonialgirl
Colonialgirl
4 years ago

Paul Ryan will play his usual roll of being an Obama butt kissing rino; He’s the one that handed obama every penny he wanted in the budget.

Hoosier
Hoosier
4 years ago

If you look closely at the pile of guns turned in, it looks like most of them are long guns which are rarely used in the committing of crimes.

RM Molon Labe
RM Molon Labe
4 years ago

How about…the go after CRIMINALS…and leave We the People ALONE…

Infidel7.62
Infidel7.62
4 years ago

Yes, “We are approaching ultimate inversion: where government is free to do anything, while citizens may act only by permission.” ~ Anon

Janek
Janek
4 years ago

It’s not about what Obama wants, it’s about what the citizens want. Has this Constitutional Republic has been turned upside down in the last 7+ years?