President Obama has issued 10 executive orders changing the way gun sales are monitored and carried out, redefining a gun “dealer” to include almost any private citizens who sell even a single gun annually.
Under the Obama edict, many person-to-person sales of firearms would now be scooped up by the federal government’s gun database.
“The goal is keeping bad actors away from firearms,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters.
Second Amendment advocates who spoke Monday with WND said they believe the new rules are about more than safety, since not a single mass shooting in recent years would have been stopped by the rules. They said the goal is to create a national gun registry that tracks the movement of nearly every gun in America.
Federal law currently does not require anyone who sells an occasional gun – such as a hobbyist or collector – to get a federal license. But hundreds of new federal agents will be hired to conduct checks and put sellers on “notice” that whether they are engaged in an actual business or not depends on several factors, according to an NBC report.
Among those factors are how quickly they sell the guns they acquire, whether they sell guns for more than they paid for them, and how often and in what quantity they sell firearms. But even something as simple as accepting a credit card would require a gun seller to get a federal license, even if the seller were a hobbyist or collector who sold or traded a couple of guns per year. Manning a counter at a gun show would also require the seller to obtain a federal firearms license and conduct background checks.
“These rules will provide clear notice to those individuals who try to hide behind the hobby exception when they are selling for a profit or for a business,” Lynch said.
In 2015, roughly 22.2 million background checks were conducted. That will be greatly expanded and require a legion of new federal agents.
The White House will seek funding from Congress to allow the FBI to hire 230 more investigators who will conduct federal background checks on gun buyers.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms will also notify firearms dealers that they must file a report when guns from their inventory are lost or stolen, including those in transit.
The mental health community will also be required to report many more patients to the FBI for addition to a database of people forbidden from purchasing a firearm, Politico reported.
There is already an exemption in the federal medical privacy laws, also called HIPPA, for law enforcement. And since the mass shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School…