Skip to comments.Bloomberg to Obama: Get Going on Taking Guns Away
Posted on 03/29/2010 10:38:16 AM PDT by bamahead
(GunReports.com)--A report from a national coalition of mayors urges President Obama to adopt dozens of gun registration and confiscation measures, including the creation of a federal interstate firearms trafficking unit.
After months of waiting in vain for gun control supporters in Congress to take aggressive action against semi-automatic firearms, gun shows and NRA-supported restrictions on the abuse of instant background check records and firearm trace information, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging President Obama to make 40 changes to federal gun law interpretation and enforcement on his own-without congressional approval.
Bloomberg conveyed his recommendations to the president through the euphemistically named anti-gun coalition he heads, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the NRA reports.
Titled "A Blueprint for Federal Action" and released only in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act, the 51-page Bloomberg battle plan takes another cue from the military in calling for its mission to be carried out jointly by seven federal departments and agencies: the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The first six agencies are wholly under President Obama's command, while the CPSC is an independent agency headed by commissioners nominated by the president.
The "Blueprint for Federal Action," a copy of which was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, presents 40 recommendations that would dramatically curtail firearms freedoms.
The proposed changes could be accomplished within existing laws through agency reforms, regulatory moves and better funding, the report said. The strategies grew out of academic and government research, an analysis of firearms prosecutions and talks with government and law enforcement officials.
"The mayor's coalition created this document for policy discussion," said Jason Post, a spokesman for Bloomberg's office. There were no plans for public release of the document, which was distributed to key members of Obama's administration and agencies affected by the recommendations.
The 51-page document suggests a handful of strategies that would tighten ATF oversight of thousands of gun shows held annually. The study noted that a 2007 inspector general's probe concluded the "ATF does not have a formal gun show enforcement program."
ATF agents at gun shows should "develop undercover integrity tests" to determine whether felons or out-of-state residents are making illegal purchases.
The report also calls for a better approach to crime gun tracing, the process that tracks a seized weapon back to its first retail sale. The ATF lacks the structure or resources to "fully realize its power," the report says, and information is not regularly shared with field offices, and state and local law enforcement.
To this end, the study wants ATF to be funded to create a new "Office of Tactical Trace Analysis," which would replace the current crime gun analysis branch.
To read of a copy of the report, click here:
80 million American citizens are ready for you, Obama. Send in the Gestapo and prepare to water the Tree of Liberty!
The final showdown.
When the hell is Blooming Idiot up for re-election so he can get a new job?
The Republican Party leaders are fools to accept every Democrat who asks to "switch" parties.
Come and get them!
There is absolutely no easy way to remove firearms from the American public. Like the census, a majority of freedom-loving Americans will refuse to take part in any Obama gun grab.
I've been saying all along that the one thing Obama hasn't tried that is a serious impediment to his Socialist ascension is gun prohibition and collection. If he starts now, I'm predicting a precipitous plummet in his polls and armed insurrections against those who are coming to take away our rights.
Be prepared, FRiends.
Bad advice Mayor Bloomingidiot
Obama received an ‘F’ from the Brady folks. That’s one endeavor I hope he’s wise enough to continue failing at.
CWII Ping. Someone should notify the “bang list” guys too.
“On this glorious December evening, in the year 1933,” he continued, “I, Herman Grundig, wish to thank these men seated besides me. Helmut Bunder and Franz Koenig helped lead the Weimar assembly’s efforts in 1925 to pass the German National Gun Registration Act, then helped to pass the National Security Act of 1929. The 1929 Act required all Germans, and especially Jews, to turn in all guns or rifles they owned to the authorities. Through their efforts in the Weimar Assembly, these men helped remove all guns owned by German citizens and Jews, thereby helping us make a more secure Germany, a more peaceful Germany. They made it possible for German police and security forces to enforce the just laws of the nation without fear of attack by citizens or extremist groups who opposed these laws.”
Herman Grundig — Germany — 1933.
Speaks for itself.
I can’t wait for November, 2012 and beyond to get these leftists out of office and wishfully out of our country. Treason should be treated like treason!!!!
Make a "list" of local tyrants.
Invest in the "tools" now.
When the balloon goes up....become Henry Bowman/Wilson Blair.
Be quick, be smart, be quiet. Be Free.
“80 million American citizens are ready for you, Obama. “
The damn fool just may try it too. That will be the end of the “Obama Dictatorship”
They’re giddy with what they believe to be their socialist health care takeover. Now they’ll overreach and push the ticket not just here, but everywhere.
Once we hit that third strike of the match, events will take on a life of their own. And there’s be no stopping it until they’re all dead or we’re all in chains.
Boy! Since the seizure of America’s health care system the left is moving on all fronts; “Racism,” “Homophobia,” “Guns,” “Militia’s,” Mass Raids with helicopters, visiting the troops etc. Public Relations attacks and the “Booming” of favored points of view. They may be frightened. We do not know what type of message their mail and internal polling is revealing. Interesting!
He just spent $100 million overturning NYC’s term limits and got re-elected last year.
In the latest case though, if people start organizing themselves into militias here comes BATF and the FBI ... how do you organize 80 million Americans?
Bloomberg attempting to subvert the Constitution again.
Well, if the s-— ever really does hit the fan, those 80 million americans should simply drop what they’re doing, get into their cars, whereever they may be, and set course toward the Potomic.
The rest should take care of itself.
Bloomberg is a superb example of a man who strongly needs psychiatric counseling. It is not mentally normal for a person who dislikes things to want to prohibit them from everyone else.
As one example, Bloomberg has a neurotic attitude towards ordinary salt, sodium chloride. He puts a surfeit of salt on his food, far more than normal people can tolerate, yet is deeply aware that this is physically bad for him as a person, and may endanger his health.
A normal mind would confront this problem by trying to reduce their own, personal intake of salt. But Bloomberg’s response is to try and force everyone else in New York City to do with less salt in their diet.
This is not a sane response.
Likewise, his deep and abiding hatred of other people having and using tobacco devolve from his personal problem with using it. Yet his abnormal solution is to force others to stop using it.
I’ve no idea about guns in his life, but I strongly suspect that he is deeply afraid, paranoid, of assassination. So much so that he surrounds himself with a heavily armed phalanx of bodyguards. Yet in his neurotic state, the idea of disarming every single person in the United States, just to protect his dimpled buttocks, sounds reasonable to him.
This is yet another indicator of a mind that needs analysis and treatment.
We should all be profoundly grateful that he has apparently never had a bad experience with sex. Either that, or that he is perplexed about how to prevent every other person from having or enjoying it.
Exactly. I have a feeling we won’t need “leadership” to “organize” our travel.
I hope so, too, but think that the administration will take a strong, swift anti-2A stance when (not if) one of 3 things happen:
1). Republicans make significant gains in November, making it clear that the tides may be turning and Obama faces a difficult reelection.
2). Republicans don't make significant gains, but Obama sees his chances of reelection dim in 2012 for some other reason.
3). Obama is reelected in 2012. When he can't run again, he risks nothing by slamming through as many anti-2A pieces of legislation as possible.
Clinton signed the Brady Bill and the AWB in 1993 & 1994, respectively, and caught a lot of flack for it. I'm sure that lesson hasn't been lost on Obama. When he can no longer be punished by the voters for doing so, expect his grade with the Brady Bunch to soar.
Interesting timing with the raids in Lenawee County.
Here we go. What bill will this be inserted into and passed with 51 votes? How easily we will fold too. So far Obozo is batting 1000% percent because he won.
If Zero has any brains at all he’ll leave this one alone.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?
This lesson also hasn't been lost on Democrat congressmen, many of whom have their jobs because they either supported gun rights or showed little interest in gun control.
When he can no longer be punished by the voters for doing so, expect his grade with the Brady Bunch to soar.
He'll still need the help of Congress and those folks want to keep their jobs. I really don't think any strong gun control legislation will happen during Obama's administration. He may toss a symbolic bone over to the Brady folks, some toothless executive order, but that'll probably be all. I just don't think Congress is going to let him do more than that. I really hope I'm right on this one. So far, so good.
Bloomberg is now clearly a certifable idiot.
Why, I think you’ve nailed ol’ Bloomie just right! Personally, I just call him “that Napoleonic toad.”
Oh how I long for the day when I can commit felonies, armed with only a kitchen knife and a little league baseball bat. THANK YOU BLOOMIE!!!
He is moving as fast as he can.
Tell me again how Bloomberg is a Republican?
I think the sane thing, or words to that effect, was said about “health care” also.
Everyone knows how tha went.
You have already read that al Husseini, the radical Muslim cleric, was successful in convincing Hitler to pursue the Holocaust rather than deporting Jews to Israel. The Naziarabs have already done immeasurable damage to the European Jewish population. I was once shown some pictures that an Irish American made when he was one of the first soldiers to enter one of the death camps. The pictures were of standing skeletons. The experience had so deeply moved him that he had to share it with me many years later.
There was plenty of indication that Germany, under the Nazis, would be very damaging to Jews. Consider that Hitler made sure to confiscate all firearms from the German Jewish population before starting the roundup and transportation to the work/death camps. But my recollection is that Hitler and the Nazis were somewhat secretive about the death camps and the planned annihilation of European Jews, the “final solution” that we call “the Holocaust.”
We Jews have been suffering calamities from the start of the Diaspora, with the Nazi Holocaust being the worse. But the signs already indicate that the worst may be still to come. As much as Hitler and the Nazis hated us, the radical Muslims hate us even more. To Hitler, we were a problem. To the radical Muslims we have become deadly enemies.
As Hitler kept the secret of the death camps from the world, Muslim terrorists have made no secret of their plans for Jews. They have made it very clear that not a Jew should be left alive in the Middle East. They have made their intentions clear for all the world to understand. I don’t know if anyone could have foreseen the Holocaust until it was too late. But the Muslim terrorists, by their own statements and actions, have left no doubt that they intend to eliminate every Jew in the Middle East if they are able to get the power to do so and (probably in the world).
They want complete and total control of the Middle East and they never want to have to deal with the possibility of another Jewish return to Israel. So what do you suppose their plans are for us worldwide?
We have already seen the beginning of this process in Israel toward the end of the Clinton Administration. The Muslim terrorists had bombed school buses and paid the families of suicide bombers to kill civilian men, women and children. We could not turn on the TV news without seeing these atrocities take place. That should be warning enough - TAKE HEED!
Israel, are you listening? Israel, do you not hear what they say? Does your mind not comprehend their intentions? Has not the LORD your G-D provided you fair warning that this has already happened and can happen again? Yet, Is any serious consideration taking place in Jewish communities of the Diaspora?
We have already seen the death and misery that the suicide bombers have caused in Israel. If the radical Naziarabs can gain the power to do so, they will spread that death and misery world-wide.
I believe G-D teaches us lessons continually, if we are attentive and willing to learn. The Warsaw Ghetto uprising was one. It showed how very effectively a few Jews with very few firearms could resist an overwhelming force. Unfortunately, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising was doomed to failure from the start. Far too little, far too late, but not too late to learn from! The time to prepare is before the problem, not after and that is the real lesson of the Warsaw Ghetto.
In Reader’s Digest January 2005 issue there was a story about Jewish families from the Ukraine who fled the Nazis and hid in a cave. Once, while getting supplies, they were set upon by Ukrainian police who shot into the cave.
Then the gunfire stopped because “apparently” village peasants informed the police that the Jewish families were armed and had secret exits. It turns out that they actually had no firearms. But just the mere, mistaken idea that they did stopped further pursuit. That should make it apparent to anyone just how powerful is the threat of firearms. It is a survival lesson that Jews world wide should heed.
One of the greatest rights we in America possess is the Second Amendment. Every American of Jewish descent should understand just how important the right to possess firearms, for self and family protection, is. Clearly, the Second Amendment here in the United States to posses firearms is one we Jews especially should protect and hold dear.
Having been in the security field as a profession and a business, I feel that the Second Amendment is the most important for our protections. When all else fails, it is our duty to protect ourselves and our family, a lesson we Jews should have learned from history and, especially, the Holocaust.
NEVER AGAIN!! History and current events seem to indicate otherwise and we must be prepared. We all hope it will not come down to having to defend ourselves as those in the Warsaw Ghetto finally did, but we should learn the lessons that history teaches us and safeguard the right to be able to do so.
Treasure the Second Amendment. It truly is the most important one. I am a card-carrying N.R.A. member and fully support their defense of the Second Amendment. Join the N.R.A. and also Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.
Saw a great bumper sticker the other day. Said “You can take my guns, bullets first”.
I enjoyed it.
Try and take their guns away.....................
Obama is probably smart enough not to do this, at least not yet. He would wait till just after he gets elected to a second term. If he does take it up, doom in November.
Bloomberg is an idiot on this. The idea that the average gun owing American has criminal intent is foolish on the face of it, but he will never change his mind.