Early in Obama’s campaign for presidency, his campaign team admitted his strong opposition to the second amendment by stating on his website that he intends to impose so-called “assault weapon” bans and other forms of “gun control” when he becomes president. This post was quickly scrubbed from the website after feeling he heat from freedom loving Americans, but those of us who were watching the election closely were not fooled. We knew that Obama was not a fan of the second amendment (or any other part of the constitution for that matter).
After three years in office Obama has avoided the gun control issue knowing it will start a fire he doesn’t want to fight before attempting to be re-elected for a second term. Today, Obama has made a bold move by implementing gun control through an executive order.
The Obama administration is implementing new restrictions on the sale of certain weapons in border states, and increasing the penalties for violating certain firearms laws.
Fox News discusses the purpose of this order:
“In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department announced Monday that all gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.
Under the new policy, federal firearms licensees in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico must report purchases of two or more of some types of rifles by the same person in a five-day span. The requirement applies to purchases of semi-automatic rifles that have detachable magazines and a caliber of greater than .22.
ATF estimates it will generate 18,000 reports a year. ATF will retain the information and if no investigative leads have been realized after two years, it will be purged.”
So, if I understand this clearly, we are going to infringe further upon on our rights to keep and bear arms because of criminals from a foreign country. Criminals that our very own ATF just armed with over 2500 weapons that have already been used in multiple murders and illegal activities (using your tax money). Criminals that cross freely over the border that the current administration refuses to help secure.
Welcome to Obama’s America. Punish the innocent and reward the guilty.
I have another suggestion – Disband the ATF and increase border security.