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Crocodile Tears: First Salvo In The Latest War On The Second Amendment

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President Obama kicked off the last year of his term by announcing a serious of “Executive Actions” that he claims will address gun violence in the United States (despite FBI statistics that show violent crime involving firearms on a multi-decade decline).

Obama, the same President who allowed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to ship guns to Mexican drug cartels in order to foment violence that would justify more extensive gun control domestically, shed crocodile tears as he called for further restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

These latest “Executive Actions” continue the dictatorial trend under President Obama of circumventing Congress and violating Article One of the United States Constitution, which delegates the responsibility of drafting laws to Congress. As Judge Andrew Napolitano said on FoxNews.com, “President Obama has very little room to issue executive orders on guns because the congressional legislation is so extensive, detailed, and clear.”

Napolitano continued,”we still have a Constitution in America. Under the Constitution, Congress writes the laws, the president enforces them, and the courts interpret them. President Obama can no more write his own laws or impose his own interpretations upon them than the Congress or the courts can command the military.”

Under Obama’s latest gun grab plan, individuals who sell as few as one or two firearms will now be required to conduct background checks and obtain a federal firearm license through the ATF (a burdensome and expensive process according to the ATF’s own website).

Another “common sense” solution to gun violence, according to President Obama, calls for physicians and other health care providers to report patients they deem mentally ill to the the FBI’s national background check system in order to prevent them from purchasing a firearm. A simple visit to a cardiologist can lead to an individual losing their right to own a firearm, as was the case for David Sarti, who appeared on the National Geographic Channel’s series Doomsday Preppers.

Tucked away in the same medical provision section is a proposal that would prohibit some Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns. Specifically, those who are deemed incapable of handling their own finances or who are deemed mentally incompetent will be flagged in a background check as being ineligible to purchase a firearm.

As reported by Breitbart, “this means that information on beneficiaries who meet the criteria of mental impairment–demonstrated in part by an inability to manage their own benefits–will be added to the National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) so that the beneficiaries cannot buy a gun.”

The fact that the latest Gallup poll shows only 2% of Americans view gun control/gun violence as the nation’s top issue places President Obama’s latest attempted gun grab on shaky ground.

Yet, as 2015 was likely a record year for gun sales demonstrates many Americans are afraid President Obama will continue his attack on the Second Amendment and charge towards his ultimate goal: a national gun registry that can be used by a tyrannical government to target gun owners.

One thing is clear: the opening salvos in the latest war to gut the Second Amendment have been launched.

Clifford Cunningham is an amateur writer from Greater Boston dedicated to defending and promoting Libertarian and Constitutionalist ideals. He served two terms as a City Councilor in his hometown of Chelsea, leaving office in January, 2016.

  • Mr. Jones

    Wow, you disgusting racist k-nts piss me off. Sorry for the language, because that’s what you are. Disgusting racist k-nts! American conservatives are simply much more racist than anyone outside of their cult thought possible before 2008. You will recall that they wanted Obama impeached within a month of him taking office. The plain and simple truth is that they hate him FOR BEING BLACK. They are victims of a psychological phenomenon called “confirmation bias”.

    Me and my therapist worked this out. American conservatives hate black people. Why? I don’t know; possibly poor upbringing and southern culture. Because they already hated Obama just because of how he looks, everything he does looks terrible to them. And because everything he does looks terrible to them, their hatred of him is reinforced.
    There are many things that the President has done since he has been in office that I do not agree with, some might even be criminal in nature, but never has he committed anything close to treason. “trea·son ˈtrēzən/Submit noun the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.” he was legally elected twice to do his job, and as far as I know have never tried to kill himself or any other government offical. I do not like the way he has done it and I do not agree with his policies, but one thing I can say for him is that he has never committed treason.

    More intellectually deficient ramblings from someone who doesn’t understand the point of the EOs. They’re not a gun grab. They’re to keep guns out of the hands of people who won’t pass a background check. Get your facts straight, and stop threatening the President of the United States. I get the feeling that you haven’t bothered to read the E.O. yet. I don’t think these new measures will make much of a dent on gun violence considering most acts are by those who get guns illegally anyway, but I also realize the gubment ain’t coming for my piece

    What “Gun Grab agenda?” Did you even watch the speech? He made it explicitly clear that he is supporting background checks, not gun confiscation. They are two entirely different things. Calm down and stop being so paranoid.

    He had a personal visit with the families of the victims. Republicans and YOU didn’t show up.

    Did Bush Jr. cry when propagandizing Americans with the lie that Sadaam Hussein & iraq had WMD? No.

    Did Bush Jr. cry when he collaborated with the israeli MOSSAD to destroy the WTC? No.

    Did Bush Jr. cry when he was hiding out in a school in the state dictatored by his brother, as the MOSSAD was destroying the WTC, 9-11-2001? No.

    Did Bush Jr. cry when initiating the destruction of Iraq? No.

    Did Bush Jr. cry when signing the Patriot Act? No.

    Did Bush Jr. cry when signing the Dept. of Homeland Security act ? No

    Did Bush Jr. cry when initiating the fraudulent war on terror ? No

    The fact that this is even “a thing” for the GOP shows how degenerate they are. The President — a decent and empathetic man and father of two children — wells up at the thought of schoolchildren gunned down, and the failure of Congress to act in the aftermath, and we have Republican leaders questioning his sincerity, and a FoxNews harpy suggesting he had raw onions on hand to induce the tears. What a bunch of monsters they prove themselves to be.

    So conservatives are now saying that Obama’s tears weren’t real because he didn’t cry when speaking about other mass shootings and just this one? If I watch 10 tear jerkers and cried during only 3 movies would my tears be fake too? Let me dumb this down for conservatives. The difference between dems and republicans on gun control is INTENTION! Dems want to have gun control to save lives and republicans don’t want it to keep profits from sales. If you understand that then you would know his tears were real.

    It’s all because he’s black. Just calling a Ni–er and get it over with.

    The president is granted certain actions that allows him to do anything he sees fit as long as it does not violate the constitution or laws established by the legislature. Executive action is his tool for developing actions. Obama himself is a constitutional law attorney and has been able with advisors to stretch his limit to almost tipping point, but staying in within his limits.

    He has not done anything traitorous, yet. He is acting within his political ideology, although they differ from yours or mine, this does not make it illegal. The first amendment allows us to all express our ideas and thoughts. Furthermore, while the basics of liberal economic policy resemble communism, he is still not communist. Bernie sanders is more socialist than him. Therefore, he can be impeached for almost anything congress sees fit but the support for this in congress is not enough.

    yea, you couldn’t find any now, so you want to blame 10 yrs after republicans mess things up.

    America collapsed and died on Bush’s watch.

    Obama pulled our asses out of the fire by saving the economy after bush gave away the store to his warmongering friends and masters.

    Barack Obama is not a communist, He is not a Muslim (I think), He isn’t a traitor, If he hated America, why is he president?, drinks beer, eats Bacon and goes to church. yep, he’s a muslim! Barack is not evil he is just the average president, who doesn’t accomplish anything important during his term

    As I’ve said and proven. You people are nothing but racist bigoted scumbags that hate having a black man as President. that ALL this