Via Robert Gehl:
Under the executive order on gun control Obama is announcing today, the feds may require people selling even one firearm to become a licensed dealer.
Those Federal Firearm Licenses are prohibitively expensive and require months to obtain – meaning millions of Americans can quickly become what the Obama Administration is certain to label “firearms traffickers.”
In a telephone press conference with White House Press Secretary John Earnest, Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, reporters were told the executive action would include guidance allowing the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives to determine for themselves who is “engaged in the business” of selling firearms and would be required to obtain a federal license.
“ATF will make clear that whether you are ‘engaged in the business’ depends on the facts and circumstances,” Jarrett said, according to the Washington Free Beacon. “On factors such as: whether you represent yourself as a dealer, such as making business cards or taking credit card statements. Whether you sell firearms shortly after they’re acquired or whether you buy or sell in the original packaging.”
“Numbers are relevant. The ATF and DOJ did not identify a magic number of weapons that makes you engaged in the business because that would limit their ability to bring prosecution.”
So without a magic number, how low can you go and still be considered a “dealer”?
Jarrett told the reporters “two firearms” could be low enough but later in the call, Lynch pushed that number down even further. “It can be as few as one or two depending upon the circumstances under which the person sells the gun,” she said.
Also included in the executive order are rules that could prohibit Social Security recipients from legally owning firearms, hiring more ATF agents, increase funding for “smart gun” technology, increasing and expanding background checks and much, much more.
The only bright spot – if there is any – is that these are executive orders that can be rescinded with the stroke of a pen by the next president. So far, every GOP Presidential candidate said they would do just that.