Gun Control by Stealth


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President Obama is expanding gun control “under the radar,” he reportedly promised Sarah Brady. “I just want you to know we are working on it,” Brady recalled the President saying. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

It was the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. Jim Brady, the White House Press Secretary who was severely wounded at the time, and his wife, Sarah, were meeting with current Press Secretary Jay Carney. The President joined the meeting. Current law, named for Brady, requires immediate background checks on handgun purchases. The Bradys had come to Washington seeking stricter legislation.

Obama’s remarks were posted On HOTAIR May 25 reporting on a Washington Post lifestyle article on Steve Croley, the White House czar on gun regulation policy. The article indicated Obama’s furtive plans.

It was while campaigning in 2008 that Obama showed his true collors about gun control. He disparaged some people in small towns who “cling to their guns and religion.”

Obama has a knack for skirting the bounds of the Constitution. Whether it’s going to war in Libya without congressional approval, or condoning labor union threats in the sovereign State of Wisconsin, or toying with the Second Amendment, Obama is the imperial president.

The justice Department, according to the May 25 story, reportedly is holding meetings discussing White House options for enacting new regulations on its own or through executive agencies or departments.

The committed internationalist President apparently can’t wait for an international treaty expected this summer that will deal with arms control—including firearms. That’s when the United Nations is expected to release for ratification their Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Although the supposed purposes of the treaty may sound beneficial, it will surely to contain such provisions as gun registration and bans on guns. The danger is that it could snatch away our Second Amendment rights. And the notion of global gun control through international agreements appears to have the full approval of the Obama administration.

That certainly is the concern of Ronald Schmeits, past president of the National Rifle Association, along with most gun owners. The controversial matter has been percolating for several years.

When planning on the treaty began in 2006, Then-UN Ambassador John Bolton, under George Bush, unequivocally opposed the treaty. But in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally reversed that position, indicating we would rather have firearms freedom defined by foreign gun banners than by our own Constitution.

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  • Fearless

    America likes guns. Why ? I have no idea. But I wonder why Australia doesn't seem to need many guns. I don't know anyone who owns a gun. Not one person.

    • ToryII

      Why ? You should learn "why" before you run your ignorant mouth.

      • PhillipGaley

        But, "before you run your ignorant mouth.", can only come from poorly formed character—it sounds so much like thing which you used say to your previous wife and estranged children.
        Also, one can hardly be said to have ignored that which he was unaware of, . . .

        • IamArmedthereforeImfree

          Dear Mr Phillip it appears you don’t support gun ownership?
          Or you don’t support self defense ether?

          Well if you like you can come take my guns and destroy them.
          But before you do you must allow me to sow your mouth shut
          With safety wire and cauterize your bloody lips shut ok?

          Don’t like that? Well you can’t have your 1st amendment if I can
          have my second one, is that clear enough for you?

    • Lee

      Are you ignorant of the fact that Australia has one of the highest crime rates among industrialized nations? The criminal class is only too aware that honest citizens are unable to defend themselves or their property and that the police are, at best, minutes away. Hell, in England they even take the part of the criminals because defending yourself against a violent criminal is something to be punished for.

      • PhillipGaley

        Are you aware of the fact that, Australians did not fight and kill to git shed of the European state controlled religion with its inherent socio-economic class structure, and that, Australia began as a colony of criminals, and that, still, Australians suffer from their beginnings, and in regard of which, there are several biblical injunctions abjuring the listeners to move forward in society, by identifying and setting the badness of their fathers, aside? Were you aware?

      • PhillipGaley

        And all of which is drawn from the fact that, in UK, people are subject to the will and purposes and needs of the crown—they are servants all; and apparently, after several hundred years of better example in their nation's off-spring against societal structure by arbitrary class designation, they're still glad enough of it, . . .

    • Patriotrick

      Here's why…As Thomas Jefferson wisely said: “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, at last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

      It's called freedom and self-freedom, and self-determination, something that you apparently do not find of value, but we in the U.S, do.

      • sedoanman

        Strange how Jefferson's words are powerful when it comes to the endorsement clause, but are meaningless when it comes to the Second Amendment.

    • CarolZ

      Sounds like a soros-robot-responder!!!!

    • http://www.americansforguns.com wmtipton

      It isnt relevant that you dont know anyone who owns a gun. The Constitution protects the RIGHTS of the People…even a minority.
      So even if gun owners were a small minority of Americans it IS a RIGHT and we will practice it even if you dont know anyone who owns a gun.

    • Martin

      Let's compare historical origins of our country and your "converted Penal Colony"! Hmmmmmmmm……………!

    • Terr

      Then you only know sheeple willing to rely on others for the safety of yourself and family. A bit too helpless for me. To repeat a famous line: When seconds count police are just minutes away.

  • http://robhouck.blogspot.com Rob Houck

    If Obama tries a move like this now, as we all know he would like to, it would end any chance os him being re-elected. Although common sense says anyone with a lick of sense would not vote for Obama, if by some fluke he did win–then we would face a real threat to our Second Amendment. The solution: Defeat Obama in 2012.

    • Vermont Yid

      AMEN BROTHER!

  • toolkeeper

    Well, you have to ask yourself why in the 1st place that there is a 2nd amendment to the US Constitution. Private firearm ownership is the ultimate deterrent to any enemy either foreign or domestic from threatening death to you or your loved ones. The threat of extreme violence from a defender usually means that to overcome a defender the perpetrator has to have a 3 to 1 advantage. This means that as an invader or criminal, you are more likely to come away mortally wounded and not achieve your objective. Outlawing firearms only means that you are disarming a population in the face of the criminal element that doesnt care. Read up on history. its quite enlightening.

  • Aardvark

    While the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is ominous, I do not see it becoming ratified any time soon. 76 votes will be needed in the Senate and there are not that many votes there in support of gun control. President Obama could decide to go the Executive Agreement route but that would not have Congressional backing and no laws enforcing the treaty would be forthcoming. Nor would the treaty be binding on the states due lack of formal ratification. Plus a new President could simply cancel the agreement once he/she were in office.

    • Freedom John

      There is no executive order that can be enforced when it comes to taking the Constitutional rights of the citizens away. I'm not saying he won't try it, or Hilliary either with the Small Arms Treaty, but they will have a very difficult time trying to enforce it. In other words, it won't be as much fun for them as they might think it will be.

    • Martin

      Senators were warned by Mr. Bolton not to ratify New START because Russians would quibble over language. Guess what……………….!

  • Frank95054

    It is my understanding that the Supreme Court has previously ruled that a Treaty may become the law of the land as long as it does not abrogate the Constitution. That being said, the people need to make their representatives aware that any law, any treaty, that is passed which violates the Constitution is treason! American's need to sound off and shout to the roof tops that they are not going to take it anymore. Write to your representatives and tell them to support the Constitution or prepare for criminal proceedings.

  • voted against carter

    FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

    1. “Those who hammer their firearms into plows will plow for those who do not.” ~Thomas Jefferson


    2. Those who trade liberty for security have neither. ~John Adams


    3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.


    4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.


    5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.


    6. firearms control is not about firearms; it’s about control.

    
7. You only have the rights you are willing to f i g h t for.


    8. Know g u n s, know peace, know safety. No g u n s, no peace, no safety.


    9. You don’t s h o o t to k i l l ; you s h o o t to stay alive.


    10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.


    11. 64,999,987 legal firearms owners k i l l e d no one yesterday.


    12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.


    13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.


    14. What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?

    
15. Firearms have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

    
16. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create s l a v e s.


    17. The American Revolution would never have happened with g u n control.

    • IamArmedthereforeImfree

      Bravo brother well said my good man well said

    • http://? Unkldave (davidgregory)

      The American Revolution was about a lot of things but the real killing did not start until the Redcoats went to Lexington to sieze weapons and powder. While I greatly enjoyed comment by “voted against carter” and agree with all points and no. 17 is true, however another way of looking at it is that Revolution was started by gun control (attempted).

    • Glenn McCrary

      I am 81 years old have owned guns from the age of 12 have never commited a crime
      with a GUN but I will die with one in my hand if they try to take them.

  • voted against carter

    "Most gun-control advocates know that most gun owners are responsible citizens.
    Most gun owners know that the word "commonsense" isn't a code word for "confiscation."

    Above statement by Mr.Obama

    Sorry barry,.. BUT WE DO TOO THINK, "commonsense" IS a code word for "confiscation."

    Spin it ALL YOU LIKE.

    Not buying your BS. YOU are the MOST anti-firearm President EVER.

    LOOK at your record when you were in the senate.

    • Freedom John

      Sorry barry,.. BUT WE DO TOO THINK, "commonsense" IS a code word for "confiscation."

      Honestly, it would have to be any other thing than "commensense" as commonsense is not a word that I would personally apply to just about anything Obama has done.

  • voted against carter

    A 45, M1911a Handgun;

    The GREAT equalizer for the smaller, older, shorter, weaker, slower, PERSON regardless of s e x.

    But with my 45, M1911a Handgun, I can go anywhere unafraid.

    Oh, and a hand gun IS a defensive weapon. STOPING power. Knocking an aslant down.

    A nine mill won't do it. A .38 won't do it. a .40 won't do it.

    BUT a SMALL ultra-cary .45 WILL do it. weighs less than 30 0z loaded.

    Kimber Ultra Carry II,… DON'T leave home WITHOUT IT.

    Just say'n.

    • coyote3

      Don't necessarily disagree with your choice, but have you ever shot anyone with a handgun? No handgun, except for some extremes not mentioned has the power to consistently knock someone down with one shot. That is stuff for the movies. The other rounds you mentioned rival the terminal performance of the .45 ACP with modern ammunition. If you want to knock someone down, use a shotgun. When all they had was ball ammunition the .45 ACP was far and away superior, but that is not the case today. I carry a .45 ACP, but I know its' limitation, it is a "handgun".

  • voted against carter

    American Government Complicit in Smuggling W e a p o n s Used to K i l l Border Patrol Agent Confirmed:

    OPERATION "GUNRUNNER"

    Our treasonous rulers have deliberately allowed American guns to be smuggled into Mexico, possibly so that Obama can use their presence there to undermine the Second Amendment.

    It has now been confirmed that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry,
    who came under fire by some illegal aliens while providing free police services to others, was killed with weapons put in enemy hands by our own rogue government
    as part of the ATF's Eric Holder-approved "Fast and Furious" program.

    An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010,
    federal agent John] Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border.
    Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

  • Vermont Yid

    "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away."

    Do you think Obama understands this? Better yet, do you think he even gives a damn?

  • http://www.wastewatchersinc.org RICHARD AHERN

    Hellery Clinton on Gun Control-2nd Amendment is what's correct. Get the UN out of it. It is just another Boys and Girls Club-the War has begun http://www.wastewatchersinc.org http://www.judgenap.com

  • sks

    what is next, soilentgreen?

  • heater

    ted kennedy's car killed more people than my gun.

  • JP3

    I carry a pistol because a cop is too heavy.

  • Karen

    On guns: We had them all over the house growing up…loaded and unlocked. I never touched them. No, I wasn't afraid of what the GUNS would do to me if I touched them, I was afraid of what the DAD would do to me if I touched them! THAT, my friends, is GUN CONTROL! ~Karen