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!
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