In the wake of the recent mass shootings, the White House is taking full advantage of these tragedies in an attempt to enact stricter gun control laws. In a session with the press, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney indicated that the Obama administration would use their power to push for gun control. He accused Congress members of failing to enact stronger gun control laws and told the press that the Obama administration would likely take action without congressional approval.
White House Threat to Congress… DOJ will make it harder to buy a gun until Congress passes gun laws
Carney said there’s a “reluctance” by Congress to pass stronger bans and then told the press that President Obama “does support renewing the assault weapons ban.”
Carney went on to say that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, you know the guy who said he wanted to brainwash the public into hating guns, would use their power to make it more difficult for Americans to purchase guns. Carney told reporters that the Justice Department will “enhance security by making it harder for those who should not have these weapons to obtain them” by calling for more background checks.
In my opinion, this has nothing to do with “enhancing security.” If they wanted to enhance security, why don’t they talk about the hundreds of people who have been killed on the streets of Chicago this year because of gang violence? Where’s the media outrage over that? How are enhanced background checks going to solve that problem?
In my opinion this is just another attempt to push their anti-gun agenda. In fact, the current system already blocks criminals from purchasing guns. The current system requires that firearm dealers perform an automated F.B.I. background check on anyone who is trying to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun. It prohibits them from selling to anyone who is:
- A Convicted felon
- Under indictment for a felony charge
- A fugitives from justice
- A drug user
- Deemed to be mentally incompetent
- An illegal alien
- A Legal alien admitted under a non-immigrant visa
- Dishonorably discharged from the military
- A person who has renounced their American citizenship
- A person who has a domestic violence restraining order
- A person who has been convicted of domestic violence
So who exactly are they planning on adding to this list? It seems to me the current regulations have it pretty well covered!
We will likely see a major crack down on the 2nd Amendment
Calls for gun control have taken over the media airwaves. Over the last couple of weeks, anti-gun activists, politicians and even some so-called “conservatives” have taken to the airwaves in order to push for stricter gun control measures.
Bill Kristol, the neoconservative founder and editor of the The Weekly Standard and a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel, told Fox News:
I don’t think they have a right to semiautomatic, quasi–machine guns that can shoot hundred of bullets at a time. And I actually think the Democrats are being foolish as they are being cowardly. I think there is more support for some moderate forms of gun control.”
Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly called on Congress to pass new gun laws requiring the registration of all assault weapons. He then used his show to call for congress to pass more restrictions on buyers and stated that all gun and ammo purchases should be reported to and then tracked by FBI.
Last week on Fox News Sunday, Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated that he thought the Second Amendment left open the possibility of gun-control legislation on certain types of “handheld” weapons.
As we pointed out last week, we have two of the most Anti-Gun Candidates in the country running for office; now that we have people who were once thought to be strict defenders of the 2nd Amendment flip-flopping, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before our right to bear arms becomes something entirely different from what our founders intended.