Skip to comments.Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms
Posted on 11/27/2012 7:00:14 AM PST by marktwain
An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday.
According to confidential information, he said, forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Americans familiar with federal gun laws understand that under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by Americas estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners, notes Snyder.
According to Snyder and other gun ownership advocates, the Obama administration long ago realized it would have insurmountable difficulty getting a semiautomatic gun ban, such as that considered by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and others, passed Congress, especially when the House is controlled by defenders of the Second Amendment.
Congressional Second Amendment supporters already are preparing for such a battle. During the Clinton years, Congress enacted a partial, temporary semiautomatic ban but allowed it to sunset after 10 years because of its lack of significant negative impact on crime, according to surveys conducted by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Obama administration, now safely reelected, may order the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to take the classification step. Some gun-grabbers view the designation of Street Sweeper shotguns as Title 2 firearms during the Clinton administration as precedent for such a move.
For several years, various groups and individuals have discussed the anti-gun owner proclivities of the current administration. Obama anti-gun owner activities have involved the promulgation of anti-gun federal regulations, the appointment of anti-gun judges to the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, and the appointment of anti-gun personnel to other high federal positions, including the appointment of an attorney general of the United States who is suspected by many observers of playing politics with the nations law enforcement community.
Its been under this attorney generalship that the infamous Fast and Furious federal gun running scandal involving ATF has occurred, Snyder stated. The administration may feel that a replacement in that office could facilitate a ratcheting-up of its anti-gun activities with announcement and inauguration of the proposed semiautomatic classification/ban.
Such a move surely would galvanize the law-abiding grass roots gun-owning American public into opposition as it never has before. At the very least, it would lead to an action in the U.S. House of Representatives to defund if not eliminate entirely the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. To what it would lead at the very most is anyones guess, warns Snyder.
A former NRA editor and director of national gun rights organizations, Snyder has been defending the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms for over 46 years. Hes been called the senior rights activist in Washington by Shotgun News. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Moral Liberal Contributing Editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Contact Jim.
He is lawless. He wouldn’t think twice about bypassing Congress on any law, especially on the left’s pet “anti-selfdefense” stance.
I doubt that. It'll lead to a lot of talking, though.
If our side continues to sit on their hands when Obama bypasses Congress, I am out of the party. They were afraid to change the topic from the economy before the election...which I understand, but it backfired. Now it is time to address the overreach. No election any time soon. The average voter never hears of this stuff, and our side never objects. That ends just as we saw it November 6th.
As stated in the article, it could mean a defunding of the BATFE in Congress. There are still levers that can be pulled in our favor so long as we control the House.
Who does he think he is - a muslim egyptian dictator???...../s
Benghazi-Coward Obama Impeachment File.
Yeah...funny thing.. I've been thinking that same thing about Obamacare since January 2011.
I wonder where this fellow's head was at when his NRA was feeding campaign money (from NRA dues) to some of the very same stinking Democrat senators who now control the Senate?
I don't care what their "grade" is - NRA must send NO MONEY to Democrats!
Not going to happen before 2014. Dems think they can take the retake House and won’t go bat crazy before that. After that look out.
Too late, that horse is already out of the barn, too many out there now and damn few going to just happily hand em over.
Time for the COME AND TAKE IT flag to fly.
I have all ready left the Grand Old Party.
I don’t think even the Chosen One has the cajones to do this. Tax guns and ammo out the ying yang maybe but to do something like this I don’t think. But I have been wrong before.
Most people I know have already started caching.
Second amendment bump for later.......
The problem is our side is leaderless. When and if this is attempted we will need a national and respected leader to encourage civil disobedience as was done during the civil rights movement. I hope I am wrong but I see this in our future.
Why do you think that the DHS ordered so many hollowpoint bullets? They fully intend to use them on human targets. I have feeling that I will be one of the targets.
If that's not an oxymoron, I don't know what is...
I think it is time to lower the Gadsden Flag. Why? It has become apparent to me, that any and all laws pertaining to Americans, identify the man in the street, as the homegrown terrorist. Therefore, it is time to embrace being called ‘terrorists’, but with a slight twist. Instead of the cowering, frightened peoples that Obama hopes to create, it is time to give him, and all his kind, a thumb in the eye, with a smile added to it.
RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Long Live The Republic!