Skip to comments.Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:36:18 PM PST by Kaslin
Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with victims of gun violence today. Speaking with reporters beforehand, Biden said President Obama may use an executive order to push through more gun control and Second Amendment restrictions. More from the Weekly Standard.
"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."
Biden talked also about taking responsible action. "As the president said, if you're actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking. But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly."
We knew this was coming. The White House has been saying for a month that they are acting "quickly" on new gun control measures. Senator Dianne Feinstein's sweeping new gun control legislation hasn't even been introduced yet and Obama isn't the kind of president who has shown a willingness to wait on Congress.
If Obama pushes through new regulations using executive powers, the process will unfold in different parts. After an order is signed, the Department of Justice led by Attorney General Eric Holder, will be in charge of enforcement through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Now, how far the order will go is the big question. You can bet it will ban semi-automatic rifles and large ammunition magazines, but how Obama grandfathers in old, lawfully purchases semi-automatic rifles remains unknown. Will he require citizens who already own these weapons to be fingerprinted as Feinstein's bill requires? Or will he go so far as confiscation as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested? Time will tell.
That’s a Killflash (threaded in like a camera lens filter). DuraCoat in an airbrush, using a digital camo stencil kit.
why wait? he’s already failed.
The crier of the house will do no such thing. Obama knows it.
They said the same thing about Obamacare and it reached the highest court in the land..
NEVER trust the courts to return the proper verdict.
We already have it. The Pubbies have rolled over for every illegal EO this despot has written.
There is no stopping what is coming. The only unknown is will the people resist? Free men or slaves? Obama thinks the latter. I believe that the majority of the people are willing to be slaves, they have essentially said so already.
Does it take away from clarity or focus, or amount of light gathering? Would it interfere with mil dot reticle dots? I like the fact that there is no glare possible.
Just googled same. Interesting. thanks.
I’ve never noticed any problems seeing the reticle. From what I can tell, the design positions one of the mesh’s openings at the dead center point, so optically you just look right through it. YMMV, based on the exit pupil size of any given scope.
what kind of leader even threatens the people they are supposed to be responsible to with an unconstitutional edict? only a tyrant and his court jester would entertain such nonsense much less do it. Where is the GOP slamming them back? cowards they should be saying try it and we will fight you tooth and nail-not a peep.
1. Fast and Furious
2. Sandy Hook
Don’t forget Benghazi.
Never forget that the Constitution is what makes Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive branch possible. Ignore the Constitution and all of them cease to exist. They might want to reconsider pissing in their own Wheaties.
Stand by. Stand ready.
You nailed it. He and Soros had those poor children killed like the bumps in the road in Benghazi. Homocical, demonic Commie bastards.
No time to wait.
I’ll take “B” for 200 Alex.
It seemed that the entire nation was caught up in a willing blindness and deception this time around - and I speak of the supporters of either final candidate.
He didn’t waste any time after the election. He is now going to go from the most divisive president in recent history to the most hated.
This gun ban push was starting to worry me, but now it seems this admin is going so over the top, so extreme and so polarizing in their partisan agenda driven desires that they are starting to look like they are exploiting the tragedy from the start. They are starting to look like they have to hurry before the blood dries. Urgency to exploit the rash reaction of the emotional feelings of the school tragedy, instead of cool logic and reason.
So much for “I’m not going to come after your guns”, they are now exposed as the hypocritical liars that they are.
They are now going to do it to themselves.
This administration is going down.
Are the Guns that injured the Victims in Jail, or are the Criminals that injured the Victims in Jail?
Apparently the “Victims of Gun Violence” are the most recent reincarnation of Useful Idiots being played by the Mulatto Marxist in the White Hut.
That gizmo is called a Killflash filter. It resembles a honeycomb and installs in the objective end of the rifle scope. It is specifically designed yo prevent light reflections off the optics. A reflection off the optics at the wrong time and place can give away the shooter's position.
He has never been stopped.
We watch as our country is "transformed" before our eyes: Gas prices doubled, one in four kids on food stamps, national "health care", free abortions, gays in military, gay marriage, legalized marijuana.
I know I won’t, been there, done that when I “registered” my Assault Weapon when the CA Ban went into effect. I regretted that decision and ended up selling the Rifle to an out of State buyer to get my name taken off the Assault Weapon Owner list.
Be it Registration, Voluntary Surrender or whatever stupid Hitleresque idea comes out of it. I think a “shot heard round the world” is entirely possible with the division being created by the Tyrants, something I would have never imagined would happen in my lifetime.
Unfortunately, you may not be able to ignore it.
Think about taxes on cigarettes or coal-fired generating plants. Could we ignore those?
If he slaps MASSIVE taxes on anything “gun” (guns, gun parts, brass, bullets, powder, even holsters and cleaning supplies), it will shut down the gun industry.