“Barack Obama proposed a few years ago a federal law against licensed firearms dealers operating within five miles of a school or park.”
Didn’t the Supreme Court rule a law similar to this to be unconstitutional?
Obama is an extremist. Pro-abort extremist - even to the point of opposing a bill outlawing the killing of born-alive victims of abortion; pro-gay extremist - even to the point of wanting to overturn DOMA and have them serve openly in the military; pro-illegals extremist - even to the point of wanting to give them drivers licenses.
Now he’s a gun-grabbing extremist, supporting the unconstitutional DC gun ban and ready to propose his own anti-RKBA bills.
Nope, they ruled that a law banning possession within such a Gun Exclusion Zone, was unconstitutional. The ruling was on the basis of a lack of Congressional power over the matter. However Congress has been regulating the *sale* of arms for a long time. The 1938 Federal Firearms Act (FFA not be confused with the 34 NFA) first required a federal license to be in the business of selling ordinary firearms.) Since it was enacted under Congress power to regulate interstate commerce, the Courts have been happy with that one. (Never mind that silly amendment a little farther down in the Constitution). This would merely be an expansion of those regulations. It could probably be done without passing a new law, just a little Executive Order to the BATFE, or just a phone call. A notice in the Federal Register, and the deed would be done.