Time for Congress to Defund the President’s Anti-gun Agenda
Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Barack Obama is at it again.
Last month, his Justice Department set out to use the military and law enforcement as an experiment in gun control.
Then, his State Department recently moved to put gunsmiths out of business.
He knows that his days in office are numbered.
So he is using every conceivable opportunity to screw gun owners and impose greater firearms restrictions before he leaves office.
“Dumb Guns” Make People Less Safe
The American people don’t want so-called smart gun technology.
The military and police certainly don’t either.
But the President’s Justice Department issued proposed regulations in July that aim to arm our “men in blue” with politically correct weapons that could very well get them killed in emergencies.
I’m talking about weapons that are rigged with some kind of recognition technology that would jeopardize lives when batteries fail or when a fingerprint doesn’t unlock the firearm.
This is a horribly stupid idea — and it is going to cost innocent lives.
Click here to READ MORE about Obama’s “Dumb Guns” Proposal.
Gun owners should take note that forcing military and law-enforcement to carry these unsafe guns is only the first step.
You and I will be next — as the ultimate goal is to outlaw all guns currently on the market.
Driving Gunsmiths Out of Business
On July 22 2016, Obama’s Department of State issued a public letter which regulates gunsmiths.
The letter is not addressed to anyone. The letter is not signed by anyone. But the letter claims to be “[i]n response to questions from persons….”
What the letter purports to do is create new and onerous burdens on gunsmiths across the country, requiring them to register with — believe it or not — the State Department and pay thousands of dollars every year in fees for the privilege of doing so.
Click here to READ MORE about Obama’s pernicious war against gunsmiths.
Even beyond the threat of bankrupting many gun businesses, the State Department’s letter would ban many ordinary services that a gunsmith provides.
As GOA says in its opposition to this State Department edict, many gunsmithing activities are now illegal if they:
improv[e] the “accuracy … or other aspects of firearms operation.” For the record, unless the replacement part improved some aspect of firearms operation, the previous part would not have been replaced. Even the assembly of firearms kits would be illegal if it were more than “occasional” — a term that is not defined by these regulations.
Congress never intended that small mom-and-pop gunsmiths would be subject to the State Department’s overreach.
Indeed, Congress specifically enacted the Gun Control Act to regulate dealers and manufacturers (including gunsmiths), and authorized ATF to charge them a modest fee of $200 for the first three years, and only $30 per year after that.
Now the State Department comes along, and wants to tack on another $2,250 per year (minimum) — holding a small local gunsmith to the same requirements as Colt Firearms and Lockheed Martin.
For a large commercial gun store which also offers gunsmithing services, $2,250 in fees per year might not break the bank, as these costs would simply be passed along to customers.
But applied to a small shop, or someone working part time out of his home, this new State Department letter no doubt will drive many small gunsmiths out of business, furthering the Obama agenda of disarmament of Americans through denying them access to arms.
Remember, all these gun control regs come after the Social Security Administration’s plan to ban hundreds of thousands of senior citizens from owning guns.
You can see GOA’s previous comments on this matter here.
President Obama’s tenure in office is almost at an end, but his hatred for the Second Amendment burns as hot as it ever has.
TAKE ACTION by contacting your Reps and urging them to support a total and complete ban on President Obama’s latest round of illegal and unconstitutional restrictions on gun rights!
Thank you for your help.
Gun Owners of America
P.S. President Obama continues to use his “phone and pen” to circumvent Congress — and the Constitution. And his latest attack on gun rights is outrageous!
About Gun Owners of America (GOA):
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.
For more information, visit: www.gunowners.org.
More NRA lies and BS. no excutive orders. Here’s the facts https://www .thetrace.org/2016/08/ nra-obama-executive-gun-control-order/ NSSF official explained that its members were seeking clarity on the guidelines, since a clear set of standards did not exist in one place. Where, they wanted to know, was the line between gunsmithing and manufacturing? Who had to register and pay a fee, and who didn’t? The DDTC completed a draft of the guidelines in early summer. The document, which clarified a series of already-existing regulations and rulings, specified that manufacturing activities can include changes to round capacity, the production of gun parts, or the… Read more »
The goal is to take away out freedom until we cannot do anything about it.
If President Obama would like to experiment with so called smart guns let him do
it with the lives of his family and issue the smart guns to their Secret Service Detail
and not are military and law enforcement.
@BH – The trend toward government dictating ‘firearm design’ started in 1994 when Smith & Wesson entered into an agreement with the ‘Other Anti-Gun Clinton’ administration over alleged ‘gun safety issues’ that S&W promised to remedy.
Can anyone tell me why gun manufacturers are even making smart guns? This only fuels the gun control push to ban firearms. Smart guns are the perfect “out” for the gun control crowd. We can have guns just as long as its a smart gun. They’re not taking all our guns away, only the ones that work. Stop making smart gun technology. Tell Armatix to stop. https://www.armatix.us/?L=7. Their website says “Welcome to the 21st Century”. I don’t want to carry a plastic 10 round 22LR for self defense. I don’t want to have to throw it like a rock when… Read more »
Keep in mind obamas executive orders and other dictums are not the law and are basically his way of blowing hot air up his
The so called US Gov’t is a complete and utter Disgrace. Barry Hussein NoBoma is nothing but a typical Coon!!!! F- ALL of you anti-patriots. It is truly time we the people, stand up and ignore these illegal, so called laws. This is so out of control land never going to stop if WE do not stand up, ignore and say NO! Enough is enough god dammit.
Let his SS personnel try them first !
As he takes a stroll on foot with just them through the,
south side of Chicago after dark…..
Should be interesting !!!
Dept of Justice ? Now there’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one !
This congress will do NOTHING because it is run by geldings. They only want to enrich themselves not provide for Americans. They are mitch mcconnell and paul ryan. You need leaders to accomplish anything, where are they????
Tell Obama to go pound sand. The 2nd Amendment says “Shall not be infringed” obviously the idiot in the White House cannot read or is completely ignorant. Use the power of Jury Nullification to stop this. If ever on a jury for a BS gun charge like this Vote Not Guilty no matter what. It only takes oner juror to end the possibility of a conviction. Spread this and we can stop Obama in his tracks.
you have to understand Dem. speak !
infringed do’s not mean ignored or added to.
it means leave the word there just forget about it !
More proof that this administration will do anything to get what they want. Same with Hillary. Anything is on the table when it comes to throwing Americans under the bus.
ESTO ES UN GRAN ATROPELLO A LOS DERECHOS DE UN PUEBLO,YO ME PREGUNTO,Y DESPUÉS QUÉ
For those that do not speak more than one language: THIS IS A GREAT HIT THE RIGHTS OF A PEOPLE, I wonder, WHAT THEN
I will not comply. Come and take it!
Go for you my friend!! We have got to stand up to this illegal, anti constitution nonsense once and for all.
Is this the same State Department that Hillary ran? The one that got an ambassador murdered, and allowed someone to operate their own private email server beyond government rules and regulations? If so, I don’t think that they should be passing any regulations before it’s ran through the PTA meeting at the local kindergarten.
More nra bs and lies. No excutive orders were issued. NSSF official explained that its members were seeking clarity on the guidelines, since a clear set of standards did not exist in one place. Where, they wanted to know, was the line between gunsmithing and manufacturing? Who had to register and pay a fee, and who didn’t? The DDTC completed a draft of the guidelines in early summer. The document, which clarified a series of already-existing regulations and rulings, specified that manufacturing activities can include changes to round capacity, the production of gun parts, or the rechambering of firearms “through… Read more »