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.
I don’t think most American gun owners will comply with such a blanket law they see as an affront to the Bill Of Rights. Big Ears ain’t going to change their minds either. If they ever come and attempt to take them, they will have an upheaval that will shake our Nation to the core and lead to the end of the current Administration. Deep in their hearts, Americans know right from wrong.
Wait, if a President can subvert the Constitution by way of an Executive Order what makes you think he won't do it again to fund BATF?
I would reply back then, "What obligation does any law officer, employee or even citizen then have to follow such a leader?"
I My answer: None. Zilch, Xero, Nada, Nitcht.
Moreso, anyone who follows a clearly anti-Constitutional law, directive, edict, or order are THEMSELVES equally guilty.
To paraphrase Andy Jackson, "
John Marshall Barack Obama has made his decision; now let him enforce it!"
I think single-issue organizations have their uses, but single-issue VOTERS is another issue completely.
Single-issue voters are what doom us.
Let the NRA give Harry Reid an A-rating.
If anybody votes for Reid SOLELY for that reason, then there’s the problem.
You mean like the Law Enforcement Officers of the BATF and the DEA who routinely use Unconstitutional "no-Knock" warrants to raid private property?
Do you mean the very BATF officers who will be getting funded by that same Executive order?
Do you mean these guys:
Sorry but I don't see these groups coming to the aide of John Q Public.
(BTW its Mad Dawgg, don't get me confused with the single "G" Dawg on FR.)
I hope you’re right. So far, all we do is sit on our hands and occasionally complain out loud. Myself included.
OK - how about when they give Democrat politicians a hundred thousand bucks?
Still good with that?
This could swing the country far right in the mid terms.
Let em pick a loser issue like this, OH Man!
What do you think people care about most right now?
Free handouts and jobs that help put food on the table, or morals?
I guarantee you that right now, most people couldn’t care less about morality and facts. All they care about is getting their three squares a day and if someone else has to lose their rights to do this, oh well (of course, they’ll eventually learn that when one man’s rights aren’t sacred, no ones are).
That’s the choice of the NRA board and membership.
I don’t like Harry Reid, but he’s earned his NRA endorsement. If he’s furthered the cause of Second Amendment rights, then he’s done the job they asked him to do.
Once these organizations start to morph into other, unsolicited areas, they begin to lose their power. Regardless of how people feel about the NRA, RKBA rights are on a roll at the local, state and federal levels.
You might be right, but that strong arming doesn’t happen on every single vote. On the most important ones, yes, but there are still a lot of other votes where Dems may cross the aisle and vote against their party’s legislation.
Also, there are a lot of races where the NRA endorsement wouldn’t make any difference in terms of getting a Republican elected. It’s going to be one Dem or another in those seats, so we might as well at least try to get a pro-gun Dem instead of an anti-gun Dem. If we fail, or they don’t live up to their promises, we’ve lost nothing versus the alternative.
It will be the entire Federal Law enforcement establishment that will for the command cadre of the American version of the einsatzgruppe & your local cops as the einsatzkommando troops . I think that this will come to pass within the next 4-6 years maybe sooner.
I agree with you.I am thinking sooner.
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In law or in love, it is ever the same;
In the struggle for power, or the scramble for pelf,
Let this be your motto - Rely on yourself!
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The victor is he who can go it alone!
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Is it go time?
And yet gun owners are called “paranoid” for buying all the guns they can.....more like prescient.
Any dem who supports obamacare should get an F, as obamacare will put onerous burdens on gun owners in the future. Am surprised you cannot see the bleeding obvious.
there is nothing anyone can do about it. Go into a public place like a store or a church and look to your left then to your right and then look in the mirror because at least two of those people voted for this and a lot of us that felt we wouldn’t sully our hands by voting for Romney or McCain are to blame.
Elections have consequences. One half of Congress can’t do anything about it anymore, which is what those of us screaming to get rid of Obama have been saying for four years. Congress can shut off the spigot but Obama will find out ways around that too.
When they do come for your guns, don’t fight too hard, they’ll just take it out on your family.
Okey Dokey then.