Is a Gun Ban, the New ObamaCare?

Obama wrecked his first term by ramming through nationalized health care by any means necessary, including cutting dirty deals with industry lobbies and violating the law and the Constitution more ways than you can count while defying the Supreme Court to do something about it. Not only did this lead to a national backlash and the Republican control of Congress, but the controversy and the lawsuits are still dragging on into his second term.

And now it looks like it’s about to be deja vu all over again.

Just when the Republican Party seemed to be as directionless and confused as it was in 2008, the GOP is getting a free gift from Obama, an issue that was alienate even moderate Democrats, polarize the electorate and lead to another national backlash.

The War against the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses.

Gun retailers, unlike drug and health insurance companies, aren’t going to get their income from the government no matter what happens. Spending millions on gun control ads targeting gun shows is just going to hurt them with the majority of their customers with little to show for it.

One potential strategy would be to win support for specific measures from interest groups that are normally aligned with the NRA, according to one person who works closely with the administration on gun-related issues and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity.

For instance, this person suggested, Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a loophole that allows people to bypass background checks if they purchase firearms at gun shows or through other types of private sales. That could result in more people buying guns in retail stores.

And it will result in a backlash from gun owners who will come to associate Wal-Mart with gun control legislation the way that the AARP ended up being associated with a cheesy pitch for ObamaCare.  AARP lost members, but kept its special privileges. What does Obama Inc. have to offer Wal-Mart that will offset alienated customers who avoid doing business with it?

White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda.

New York City, not to mention the country, hates Bloomberg. The only things that Bloomberg has going for him is a lot of money and a well paid media operation that controls a lot of the city media or appears to. But Bloomberg couldn’t even crack the state and nationwide he has no influence at all. I’m sure he’ll spend a few hundred million buying ads, but the moment he shows up to pitch a plan, the reaction will be negative.

In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action

Right because unilateral imperial lawmaking has always proven to be popular and will in no way help revive the GOP.

  • JacksonPearson

    For a supposed to be Constitutional scholar, Baracky doesn't appear to understand the pesky, but simple wording within the 2nd Amendment of: "shall not be infringed"

    • JacksonPearson

      He's an insulting moron….
      For sure, this community organizer doesn't come close to being a Constitutional scholar.

    • Mgh

      He is not even close to a scholar he taught voting law and racism & the law. Sound like Constituional schor material?

    • Mary Sue

      oh he understands it just fine, he just wants to wish it away into oblivion.

  • Chris

    Barry’s plan:
    Ban the sale of guns to anyone with a history of mental problems.

    Step 2: categorize anyone who wants to buy a gun as mentally ill.

    Next project: bring sharia to America!

  • Thomas Wells

    If you want to stay healthy in Chicago,NYC,New Orleans,Miami,Detroit,LA, Washington D.C. etc.etc.etc., you had best be carrying.

  • Mary Sue

    We have "Orders in Council" here in Canada, where the Justice Minister can bypass Parliament completely to enact gun restrictions and prohibitions. That's how it was done by Kim Campbell, Mulroney's Justice Minister at one point.

    If Obama tried to Executive Order gun restrictions through, what would happen?


      He'd be in for a huge fight and would probably lose, which would help weaken his Presidency. Or he might be a little smarter and just support whatever the Democrats in the Senate come up with. But whatever the Senate does (probably some form of the Feinstein bill), House Republicans should just kill it. The emotionalism over the Connecticut shootings will quickly fade.

    • Fritz

      The orders in council to enact gun restrictions and bans can only be used because they have legislation on the books allowing it, like Stalin Rock's C-68 or Dim Kim's gun law. An order in council is no different then an executive order in the U.S, they are meant to be an interpretation of how to implement an existing law. What is more disturbing about Stalin Rock's C-68 gun law is that it in effect made firearms illegal and it delegated power to an unelected panel of cops and bureaucrats to ban and confiscate whatever makes and models of guns on a whim, without confiscation.

  • rightwingcanadian

    I could see Obama implementing gun laws that are stricter than Britain and Canada's combined.

    • Fritz

      He can implement jack squat legally without a law to back it up. Then there is that pesky thing in the U.S constitution called the second amendment, recent supreme court rulings have upheld the right to possess and bear arms, in 2010 the court struck down both the Washington DC and Chicago hand gun bans.

  • RegT

    Years back, BATF ordered FFL holders in gun stores in Southern Oregon to stop selling _any_ firearms (yes, even rifles and shotguns) to people from California. They told them they would shut them down if they did not comply. I was a Northern California peace officer at the time, and had friends in two stores in Medford, OR who explained to me what was going on.

    I can easily see BATF making the same "offer" to WalMart and other stores concerning magazines and semi-auto rifles (especially AR-pattern rifles). Comply or lose your FFL licenses.

    • Mary Sue

      oh geez. Why were they doing that? They hadn't banned guns in California had they? Or just what was DiFi up to (or was she even in power then)?

  • shane darst

    A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of Independence from any who might attempt to abuse them which would include their own government. George Washington

    this is what our forefathers meant when they gave us our second Amendment rights they had no concerns of hunting or recreation they were concerned with us being able to bear firearms and sufficient ones at that to ensure that we remained a free nation for the rest of time Obama has no right to infringe on our rights and any attempts to do just that made by any American president should result in their immediate impeachment

    • David

      Thank you that is it in a but shell and people speaking on the matter should pay att. We should have weapons equal to are own army why to keep it at bay not many of us have weapons like this but we should

  • joebobb

    “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes DUTY!” – Thomas Jefferson

    “What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.” – Ben Franklin

    “We, the people are rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

    “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “The ultimate authority resides in the people, and that if the federal government got too powerful and overstepped its authority, then the people would develop plans of resistance and resort to arms.” – James Madison

    “When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise the original rights of self defense – to fight the government.” – Alexander Hamilton

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson

    • David

      What people are free the ones that there governments fear

  • MadMann135

    The greatest hindrance to gun control is an educated person. An educated person knows that gun control does nothing positive to resist violent crime and homicide.
    An uneducated follower will follow someone who sounds like they know what they are talking about. Obama is aiming for the followers, trying to convince them that he knows what he is taking about. Some of the Obama zealots (I know of one) think that he is the second coming of the Christ.
    Many cite Obama as one of the latest comings of Hitler, I think Obama is more like the devil. Mostly because the devil is described as being an excellent liar, and one of the devil's greatest accomplishment being convincing people that the devil did not exist.
    Obama is charismatic and convinces people that what he is doing is for the betterment of themselves. Obama is not our father, he is a politician, a corrupt one at that.
    The one thing that pisses me off is that Obama got a second term… I went through hell to vote specifically against him.