Skip to comments.WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws
Posted on 08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT by ColdOne
President Obamas spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security.
The presidents approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
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In other words, all the DOJ will do is arbitrarily reject a greater percentage of background checks
So THIS is what Obama meant by “behind the scenes.”
They manipulate the monthly employment numbers to make themselves look good. How much you wanna bet they start manipulating the NICS numbers to make it seem there are fewer people buying guns? Almost as a way to social engineer the subject. Wow.
And no one will say anything. People will start being turned away from shops as they try to legally buy firearms. No answers will be given as to why. They’ll likely give up. That, in turn, will lower earnings for manufacturers and thus increase prices of firearms and then ammo.
It’s coming folks. This is how they want to do it. Hope you’ve got all the guns you want and the ammo to shoot them. It’s about to become a lot more difficult.
Time to start calling our politicians and telling them we want all gun control laws repealed immediately. Then we can compromise with the other side, only 20% of gun laws repealed every year might be OK...
My background check took 2 days for a bolt action 1937 rifle
Interesting, put gun control checks in the hands of be biggest violators in american history. Yeah, no corruption there...
And I am sure the liars and theives will destroy all the records of the requests, seeing that gun registration records are illegal to keep. The Felons in charge would not ever break that law.
We’ll know more about average, law abiding citizens than we will who’s coming over our southern border. :)
Bill Clinton tried to force regulation, too:
"I've come to believe he needs a certain level of violence in this country," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, said on ABC-TV's This Week. "He's willing to accept a certain level of killing to further his political agenda, and the vice president, too."
If the left REALLY wanted to stop the gun violence, they'd allow people to defend themselves. ALL the mass killings occurred where the victims were sitting ducks. Had those those killers known their victims could defend themselves, these killings would have never happened.
My last purchase only took about 10 minutes for the background check. Texas.
With a CCP in CT the background check is a simple double-check with CT State Police (no warrants) and you get to walk out the same day with whatever’s for sale, and you want to pay for.
Yes, of course, makes sense: Do background checks for guns but do NOTHING to check the backgrounds of illegal immigrants or to even require an ID card to vote. Opps, forgot, I have to have an ID to buy a frakin gun legally...... /s =.=
I think I’m losing it. Definitely missed the takeover yet Obama is making all these decisions/laws. And Congress doesn’t even question the imposed gun control/immigrant pardons/voting laws that are coming out of the WH?
And there are people here who want Eric Holder to stick around for another four years.
What makes you think willard will be any better? Mass still has his assualt weapons ban in effect.
Romney is strongly pro gun control.
Whoa... so a bunch of anti-gun Chicago bastards are going to go around Congress and do what they feel is best for me?
Oh, hell no, they are not.
At what point will Congress ask for their nuts back and rein in our Executive branch of government?
More guns for Mexican drug lords.
Or just reject all of them period.
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That's your assumption. I say they'd have happened anyway or do you think schizophrenic Jared Loughner would've somehow been deterred? There was someone armed on scene and he didn't take a shot. No rational person is going to open fire in a darkened theater full of smoke and a panicked crowd in hopes of hitting an armoured gunman.
Nice try but both sides are ridiculously utopian-minded. The Left falsely believes guns can be entirely controlled, the Right falsely believes arming everyone is a certain deterrent to lunatics.
Massachusetts is strongly pro gun control.
And if Newt or Bachmann or Cain had won the nomination, Massachussetts would still be strongly pro gun control.
What makes you think willard will be any better?
Because Obama and Holder are the fricking anti-2A antiChrist you fool!
Willard is a Massachussetts Mormon.
Obama is a Muslim Fascist.
Different! Do they put a cork on your fork for your own safety?
Valerie Jarrett part of zer0’s transition team. Early 09
Pappy, how long ago was that when you bought the rifle?
The Bamsters grades in college were pretty bad it is reported. This reflects in his lack of history edumucation. Gun control didn’t work to well for Bill Clinton, it will not work to well for The Bamster.
How do you spell landslide Obama? ;+)
Mittens is the strongest proponent of gun control of ALL the GOP candidates that were seeking the nomination. Yes, Mass is pro gun control, and you CAN’T take the Mass out of romney, it is part of who he is.
As long as the House and Senate go for GOP/conservatives, they can at least put Romney’s feet to the fire.
It makes it harder for everyone to obtain them. In other words, it infringes on the people's right to keep and bear arms, exactly what the Second Amendment says shall not happen.
Why do you even bother comparing moderate Romney with far left radical Obama? There is absolutely no comparison, conservatives will be able to hold Romney accountable, Obama just spits in our faces and calls us fools and certainly you won’t forget who said this ....
“THIS IS MY LAST ELECTION. AFTER MY ELECTION I HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY”
You are a fool if you believe anything other than this is the last election that matters at all to real Conservatives because it is. There probabaly won’t be an America left if Obama is re-elected and even if there is it will take generations to undo the damage that he will inflict in a second term...
You’re assuming that the weeper, his pet weasel eric, and the rest of the gop castratti caucus have any. To date there doesn’t seem to be much evidence that they do.
The house doesn't even put 0bamas feet to the fire, what makes you think that they will put a fellow GOPers feet to the fire?
Well at least there is a much, much better chance, and if the Senate comes into GOP/conservative hands and with Obama having been thrown out.
Tsk, tsk. You’re hitting on the fundamentally illogical premise of the Any Socialist But Obama crowd. Specifically, how is a smiling socialist who will be unrestrained by Congress be any better than a snarling radical socialist who is mildly constrained by Congress?
I WANT MORE GUN CONTROL, STOP THIS ADMIN GIVING GUNS TO THE DRUG CARTELS .
We only have to look at who has not been invited to speak at the convention and who is speaking first to see how the eltiist snotty nosed GOP wants to take us.
GOP cowards and been stuck on stupid for decades and it doesn’t help when the likes of Hannity and others on talk radio never talk about conservative social issues, guns queers, don’t ask, abortion.
The elitist cowardly
GOP thinks all of us care just about our pockets just like these idiots.
The problem is that the Senate backs the Obama administration on everything, and the MSM backs them both. There are really at least four centers of power in the U.S.: The Executive, the Senate, the House, and the MSM. Control two and you have essential deadlock. Control three and you get movement. Control all four, as the Democrats did from 2008 to 2010, and you get revolutionary change. The House, by itself, is fighting a good battle, and the new media is eroding the enormous power of the MSM, but we need at least the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the new media to roll back Obamacare.
When the New Media shows that they can protect them from the MSM enough so that they do not get unelected the next election. It is happening. It is why Cruz won the primary battle in Texas.
I was there. The Legislature was 80% RAT and was about to pass a much more restrictive ban over his veto so he extended the harmless flash hider/bayonet lug ban and let them think it was a huge bipartisan victory for safety.
And once rejected...
More gun control “under the radar” like Fast and Furious?
Same here, 10 minutes, twice within a few months in NY
>>Different! Do they put a cork on your fork for your own safety?
Thank you for saving me the trouble of responding to that stupid post.
Please don’t allow let facts to get in the way.
I guess you really do not need hi-cap mags or folding/collapsible stocks.
I keep hearing all these “It wasn’t my fault” excuses for the socialistic crap willard signed into law in Mass.
People are speculating on what obama MIGHT do, how about look at what mittens has already done. The best predictor of future actions is past performance.
As noted above, congress is now restraining obama, won’t happen with romney.
“And there are people here who want Eric Holder to stick around for another four years.”
Please say that isn’t so.
What a #ing joke.
Did Team F&F run background checks against the scumbags responsible for the murder of Brian Terry?
Push back against the tyranny!!!
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if there’s more of a background check on a citizen wanting to buy a gun, than a person from a terrorist nation that wants to relocate here.
But! He’s not restrained. He just uses an executive order for anything congress doesn’t agree on.
Romney isn’t stupid. If he wins, he’ll want the base’s support in getting things done, and in getting reelected.
I don’t think we’d have much to worry about on the Second Amendment until a second Romney term. This includes the Sup Court; if Romney were to get an opening in his first term, I don’t think he could afford to pick anyone other than a known, solid conservative. Whether such a nominee could get confirmed if the GOP doesn’t take back the Senate is a related, but separate question.
Licensed concealed carry holders bypass the background check. FYI