Via Sierra Marlee:
While every letter of Obama’s executive action regarding gun control should have all Constitution-loving Americans in an uproar, here are 5 of the most outrageous things you need to know.
Thanks to Breitbart.com, we now have a list of the top 5 executive gun control facts that should make you the angriest.
1. Nothing in this order would have stopped ANY of the most recent mass-shootings
The controls expand background checks to cover more private sellers, although private sellers are not the source of guns used in mass shootings and high-profile shootings–the very kinds of incidents Obama claims he wants to reduce.
Every mass shooter and high profile shooter in recent memory–with the exception of those who stole their guns–bought their guns via background checks. For this reason, even the New York Daily News described Obama’s pending background check expansion as “meaningless,” saying, “the last 15 mass killers all passed… background checks” to acquire firearms.
You read that right; the main policy is only useful as wallpaper. If Obama was serious about gun control he would have taken a more serious stance. At this point, it looks like he’s just posturing.
2. Obama just destroyed 225 years of precedent without legislative due process
The expansion of background checks is an affront to freedom in general, because it brings private sellers under the purview of the government regardless of whether those sellers sell one gun a year or 100. Americans have been selling guns privately since 1791–that’s 225 years–and now, with a swipe of his pen, Obama is saying a portion of those sales must be handled federally and conducted via background checks.
This is a not-so-subtle slide toward universal background checks–the kind of background checks they have in California and France–and it will eventually require a gun registry database in order to be enforceable–like the registry they have in France and the one they are building in California.
Wave bye-bye to your Second Amendment. They’re dismantling it piece by piece.
3. Social Security and/or financial status could bar you from procuring a firearm
The attempt to bar certain Social Security beneficiaries from owning or buying guns because they are unable to manage their own finances.
On July 18 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s push to ban gun-possession for Social Security beneficiaries who are believed incapable of handling their own finances. On that same day the Los Angeles Times reported that a ban was being put together “outside of public view,” but the details that were known revealed the ban would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an unspecified “condition,” or “disease.”
Wouldn’t that action unfairly target minorities? That sounds like something that would be deemed racist if Republicans had proposed it.
4. Makes life more difficult for gun dealers who are ALREADY following the law
Obama is also using executive gun control to place even more reporting requirements–read, regulations–on the backs…