Skip to comments.Obama’s budget is a sneak attack on our Second Amendment freedoms
Posted on 02/18/2012 1:05:01 PM PST by neverdem
Ever since taking office, President Barack Obama has tried desperately to convince gun owners and sportsmen that he supports the Second Amendment. But actions speak louder than words, and Obamas latest budget proposal contains numerous sneak attacks aimed at the heart of our firearm freedoms.
For example, NRA members and gun owners fought hard for a law to ban government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control from using our tax dollars to produce blatant anti-gun propaganda. Obama wants to kill it in his budget.
We fought hard for a law to ban the Obama administration from spending our tax dollars on illegal schemes like Operation Fast and Furious, which funneled thousands of guns to violent Mexican drug cartels. Obama wants to kill it in his budget.
We fought hard to protect the Federal Flight Deck Officer program, which allows armed, trained commercial airline pilots to serve as the last line of defense should terrorists breach the cockpit and attempt another 9/11-style attack. Obama wants to slash the funding for this potentially life-saving program in half.
Perhaps he doesnt have the money to protect airline passengers because he spent it all sending guns to Mexico.
We fought hard for a law that prevents the Obama White House from spending our tax dollars to ban shotguns and to stop historic and collectible firearms from being imported into the United States. Obama wants to kill both of these in his budget.
Obamas budgetary assault on our gun rights doesnt stop there. For years gun owners have been buying and recycling our militarys spent brass as a way to keep the cost of firearm ownership down. Not anymore. If Obama gets his way with the budget, all of this brass will be melted at taxpayers expense.
You have to ask yourself: If Obama is so serious about protecting our gun rights, whats so wrong with stopping government agencies from using our tax dollars to attack our Second Amendment rights?
With innocent lives being cut short on both the U.S. and Mexican side of our border, why would Obama go out of his way to reject a ban on funding for illegal operations like Fast and Furious?
The answer is simple. Everything Barack Obama says about protecting the Second Amendment is a bald-faced lie. He will use every weapon at his disposal including our hard-earned tax dollars in his mission to destroy our Second Amendment freedoms.
The Second Amendment is Americas first freedom, because its the one freedom that guarantees all of our precious liberties. Barack Obamas values have never been, and will never be, compatible with this freedom. His latest budget proposal proves it.
Chris W. Cox is the Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and serves as the organizations chief lobbyist.
Like the last budget DOA.
1 - Obama isn’t “sneaking” anything.
2 - Obama hates America and is doing everything possible to destroy it.
3 - His budget isn’t going anywhere, because he thinks he can blame the inaction on a Republican Congress.
4 - If you’re not doing everything possible to defeat Obama this fall, YOU are part of the problem.
5 - “Everything possible” means time, talent, treasure, and prayer, focused on his defeat, not sniping at Republican candidates.
Sneak attack? SNEAK?
He doesn’t sneak - he announces his edicts and everyone obeys.
Where are the Republicans in DC and what did they do with their spines?
Just like Obama's war on everything pro-American....
The Muslim-in-Chief -- what else would you expect???
What’s your point?
I'm pro-gun, but this article doesn't even make sense. How does the budget relate to banning shotguns? Is there language outlawing shotguns? Is so, give us the citation. This readslike fund raising hype.
He will use every weapon at his disposal...
And so shall we
Buy more guns. Buy more ammo. Train hard. Train smart.
I thought it's obvious for those that monitor the banglist:
The Daily Caller is no longer being reclassified into a Bloggers & Personal post.
Chris Cox's OpEd can sit in the editorial sidebar now that the admin mods let their articles remain as a post in News/Activism.
Chris Cox has been posting a lot of them there lately.
The Daily Caller is as conservative as NRO, Humman Events, American Spectator, American Thinker, etc. They have a bunch of writers and do news stories too.
The NRA's ILA is watching all of the anti Second Amendment BS that this adminstration is doing.
I believe he is referring to the several protective provisions the NRA was able to lobby into the last appropriation bill, along with other pro-constitutional groups. One of them prevented the ATF from excluding certain shotguns from importation. President Obama’s budget restores the funding for these anti-gun provisions. I show the section about shotguns below:
— Shotgun Importation Protections. Prohibits the Department of Justice from requiring imported shotguns to meet a sporting purposes test that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has used to prohibit the importation of shotguns with one or more features disliked by the Agency, such as adjustable stocks, extended magazine tubes, etc.
Boy, I must still be a newbie after all these years. I didn’t know what the Bang List was/is. Thanks for the splash of cold water.
Thank you for the clarification. I monitor the banglist fairly regularly but I had no idea what you meant in post #1.
If he requires insurance companies to provide free contraception, he might say Obamacare allows him to require higher rates for gun owners.
Chris W. Cox, the author, is not a blogger. He wrote an OpEd essay. That's why I posted it News/Activism, so it could hang in the editorial sidebar. The Daily Caller is not any sort of blog.
See for yourself.