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.