Skip to comments.AP Exclusive: Obama offers new gun control steps
Posted on 08/29/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT by Perdogg
Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations.
Four months after a gun control drive collapsed spectacularly in the Senate, President Barack Obama added two more executive actions to a list of 23 steps the White House determined Obama could take on his own to reduce gun violence. With the political world focused on Mideast tensions and looming fiscal battles, the move signaled Obama's intent to show he hasn't lost sight of a cause he took up after 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down last year in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
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What 'others'? There is only felons and NOT-felons (everyone else)
This should put an end to those M1 Garand drive by shootings... sigh...
Barack Hussein Obama: The greatest firearms salesman the world has ever known.
I think this would only affect the re-importation of US-made weapons that were given by the US to allies. Basically means M1 Garands and M1 Carbines. Doesn’t matter though. If Obama thinks he can do this by executive order, I’m sure gun registration or confiscation by executive fiat isn’t far behind.
of course this makes sense ... criminal needs protections from those who would defend themselves. obama is their boy wonder!
I’ve had a Gun Trust form 4 in to the ATF for near 7 months now. They cashed my $200 lickety split. Heard no word on the Tax Stamp.
I’m guessing he’s queered all Gun Trust applications now.
Sounds like a good time to visit court. A right delayed is a right denied, and allowing for “administrative processing”, over half a year to process a few sheets of paper is a delay of ill intent.
Better make that firearms and health insurance salesman the world has ever known.
For example, when my insurance policies expire this fall, I intend to cancel my policies with METLIFE (NY) and LIBERY MUTUAL (MA). It's time to spend our resourses in states that respect our Rights.
I kinda like Liberty Mutual, but this crap is getting out of hand ...
list of 23 steps the White House determined Obama could take on his own to reduce
gun violence American's constitutional rights
There fixed it.
M1 Garand - the original "PING"
Court? What court? Where? Which one? Good thought but our courts very well may not rule in favor of our constitutional rights.
Does the Bill of Rights anywhere guarantee Federal agents the right to bear arms?
I didn’t think so.
So let’s compromise, as Lindsey Graham and John McCain are fond of saying, and allow the Progressives a gun control victory by disarming all Federal agents. This will prevent the murder of innocents caused by para-military, no-knock raids (which clearly violate the Fourth Amendment).
The rest of us will retain our weapons.
Since it involves a federal agency and 2nd amendment issues it would be a federal court ... for about $300 that is...
If you can afford it get a Russian SKS its’ even legal in Kalifornia.
Normal Form 4s have been taking 6-9 months anyway. I’ll wait a couple more. If I don’t get it by a year, I’ll write that $200 tax stamp off as a credit and go buy a gun with the money I spent, and is on hold for, on the silencer.
BTW, I’ve seen some pretty cool SKS stock and receiver cover mods available for them that make them totally different. The mod covers have scope mounts and fancy sights affixed. The stocks aren’t too bad either...
Trick out an SKS for a couple hundred...but worth it IMO if you have an old one cheap.
I trained with the M1 in basic training. Will never forget that ping
“Health Insurance is a right, so we can force you to purchase it, yet the 2nd Ammendment is irrelevent so we can prevent you from executing your right to keep and bear arms!”
Liberal lunacy is insane!
I don’t know what they are now but I can remember them being $99 and packed in cosmoline. Either clean ‘em up and shoot ‘em or they were ready for deep storage. I imagine they’re more now.
I can't. And besides, it is only legal in MA if it was imported before 1998. Otherwise, it is verboten.
I can't wait to get out of this shiite hole.
He wants to ban the import because they are popular with patriots instead of gangbangers.
That’s about what my first one cost. Today I don’t think you can find one for under $250. I’ve heard of people asking as much as $500 or $600 for one. I don’t know if they actually sell at that price.
Because the nation is suffering a crisis of gangbangers lined up at the lawyers office to spend hundreds creating a shell corporation just to buy a gun without a background check...INSTEAD OF JUST STEALING THEM OR BUYING THEM FROM THE SHADY GUY IN THE BLACK VAN!
I wonder if there is a ‘rental store’ for guns?............
Russians (and Germans) always make good stuff!............
Uncle Scam arms Al Qaeda and tries to disarm the American people.
Cabala’s have them for about 170 bucks ... I dunno if that is a good price, but after a review by Nutnfancy I’d buy one.
Pretty much. He wants to disarm any possible opposition to his dictatorial plan.
That approach is awfully obtuse. The businesses don’t know why you’re not buying their product, and if they do know then it’s lost in the background noise of “customers annoyed for weird reasons”. You’re not going to get enough like-minded people in the boycott to make a difference.
Getting on your legislators with “get it right or shut it down” has a much better chance of success.
Bad news for the CMP. Bad news for us.
Nutnfancy. That dude is so cool
They might not...but they also might. Won’t make a difference if you don’t try.
I’m not familiar enough with court proceedings to pull it off, but do believe that if very large numbers of owners WOULD file suit, there would be enough disparity in the verdicts that the Supreme Court would have to take the issue(s). Might not like that result either, but either you’ll win or have drawn a very clear line on the subject.
“He wants to disarm any possible opposition to his dictatorial plan.”
The Brown Clown is WAY too late !
They shouldn’t take anywhere near that long. The delay isn’t administrative, it’s political.
His wife is a fox ...
The Obamabastard is trying to effect through executive decree the essence of the UN Arms treaty.
This bastard needs to be impeached - NOW!!!
Most local gun dealers will have them...did have them for about $120. I'd love to have one.
But I have to clear that through the Secretary of the Exchequer. Ya know...the wife. She is of the opinion that I have enough already. Mebbe. Mebbe not.
I plowed through that article. Typical APObama talking points - it reads like Carville or Jarrett wrote it themselves.
I am not reading this the way you guys are. Odinga is not going after M-1 Garands. The article keeps using the 50-year issue; that’s the 1960’s, Vietnam era. And that includes the early M16/M-14 family of weapons, does it not?
I’m with Thane_Banquo on this one; Gun Confiscation by Imperial Edict is in our future.
Again he does NOTHING to “reduce gun violence”. He only makes it more expensive for collectors.
One of the alphabet agencies controls the importation paperwork. Basically all Obastard has to do is to tell the head of that agency to deny all importation requests.
"Felons and others" - that's what gun owners are to the AP. They don't even consider this formulation to be bias.
You have 90 days before it takes effect. I am mailing mine next week...
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
you may be right, but it sets a precedent that leads to more and more gun control, which we know they want (100%)