EOs

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Comrade Ushanka scoffs.

Sensing sends a warning.

VCDL provides analysis:

Here is a link to details on the new Obama Executive Orders. (Thanks to member Joseph Gunter for the link):

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/04/fact-sheet-new-executive-actions-reduce-gun-violence-and-make-our

or

http://tinyurl.com/j767ler

Before I begin my analysis, I’d like to point out that the number the President uses for deaths caused by the use (or misuse) of a firearm includes suicides (much more than half of the total) and lawful self-defense shootings by citizens and police. Should suicide and lawful self-defense be considered “gun violence?” No.

ANALYSIS

Much of the Executive Orders (EOs) really don’t change anything, but try to put a menacing or intimidating spin on them. Others simply double-down on existing enforcement (yawn), some are bad, and one VCDL likes. Here is what they really do (or don’t do).

1. A dealer who sells guns exclusively over the internet or at gun shows is still a dealer and needs to have a license and do background checks. This is a “yawn” as it is simply restating current law and how it has always been enforced. Net effect: zero.

2. There is no specific threshold on the number of guns sold, as to what makes you a dealer. That has always been true. The BATFE takes into consideration several factors in determining if you are just a person selling a few items from your private collection or if you are trying to earn a living, or part of a living, by buying and selling guns. Here Obama tries to scare gun owners by saying that someone had been found to be in the business of selling firearms “when as few as two firearms were sold or when only one or two transactions took place, WHEN OTHER FACTORS ALSO WERE PRESENT” (emphasis mine). Here he’s obviously found some obscure cases that must have had some unusual “other factors” that made it clear the person was actually selling guns for a living, even with a small number of sales. This EO is implying that BATFE might be looking harder at people who sell guns regularly to make sure they are not really “in the business.” Other than trying to scare people by also pointing out the penalties for being in the business without a license, I don’t see this as changing the status quo on private sales at all. Net effect: zero, but meant to intimidate people into not doing any private sales.

3. Requiring everyone in an NFA trust to have a background check. This will have ZERO effect on crime, as criminals are NOT setting up trusts to buy NFA items! No one has been killed with a lawfully owned machine gun since the 1970s, when a police officer murdered his wife with one. This is simply a waste of time – doing something just to do something. Net effect: all those who are part of an NFA trust must have a background check.

4. Push for states to include more mental health data. Virginia has been doing this for a long time, predating the Virginia Tech massacre. Net effect: no effect on gun owners generally and no effect for Virginia gun owners at all.

5. More NICS employees will be hired to make NICS checks quicker and available 24/7, which is fine with VCDL as it will make it faster to buy a gun through a dealer. Net effect: positive because of quicker gun purchases.

6. Centralize tracing bullets used in crime. Net effect: zero for gun owners.

7. Step up investigating those who are illegally selling guns over the internet. Net effect: zero for gun owners.

8. Clarify that dealers are to notify the police about the loss or theft of guns. Net effect: zero for gun owners and zero for gun dealers, who already do this anyhow.

9. Direct U.S. Attorney’s Office to renew domestic violence outreach efforts. This requires coordination with state and local police on domestic violence crime. BUT it also requires coordination with “community groups focused on domestic violence.” I do not trust giving such “community groups” special treatment by the government. Net effect: no real change for gun owners.

10. Get information from the Social Security Administration on mental health issues for the purpose of disqualifying some people from owning a gun. Net effect: this is DANGEROUS, as it can strip people of their right to own a gun WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. A very tiny minority of those with mental health issues are dangerous. Just because you let someone else balance your checkbook doesn’t mean you should not be able to own a gun, but that’s what Obama is doing. Obama is casting a huge net for the purpose of catching what actually boils down to a handful of people.

11. Change HIPAA laws to allow states to share “certain” information from a person’s health records. Net effect: this is DANGEROUS, as it can strip people of the right to own a gun WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. No cookie cutter, bureaucratically controlled, examination of a person’s medical records should be used to strip someone of any of their rights without DUE PROCESS!

12. Encourage the development of “smart guns.” If there is a market for “smart guns,” they will be developed with or without government help. Hint: if police, government agencies like the Secret Service, or the military don’t want smart guns, then they probably are not going to be successful. Net effect: none for gun owners, just government wasting more tax dollars on another boondoggle.

26 responses to “EOs

  1. zero for gun owners
    No wrong. It’s bullshit and it should stop. All of this fucking bullshit should stop. The bullshit wars, the bullshit laws and in general the bullshit filth emanating from District of Criminals.

  2. Fuck obama !

  3. “The Right to uuy Weapons is the Right to be Free.” — Walter DeLany, backstory character in A. E. vanVogt’s (1950) The Weapon Shops of Isher. Although this book is science fiction, it is none the less a bell-ringing defense of the ordinary commoner’s Right of Arms. ‘Tis pity it has gone out of print.

  4. These actions may not change anything much … but.
    They fuel more suspicion and distrust into the general public at large. And It sure as hell didn’t help to bolster or reinforce 2A – while it most certainly added one more ‘click’ of tyrannys ratchet. The end result comes nearer and nearer with every passing day. To me, it is clear, nothing will stop this march to slavery until blood runs in the streets – either theirs or ours. Heads n Hips.

  5. Edict also issued on NFA trusts.

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/01/foghorn/breaking-atf-issues-final-ruling-on-nfa-trusts-requires-fingerprints-but-eliminates-cleo-sign-off/

    Now only the most dedicated, ardent sheep will go along with this sceme.

  6. If “smart guns” are so wonderful and great, then the Federal, State and local LEOs should start using them first.

    You know….leading by example.

    By the way, does anyone know if LEO guns are fitted with micro-stamping technology?

    If not, why not?

    • Cops would be exempt of course. They are with everything else.

    • Why not?
      because LEOs have a habit of leaving them in the funniest places and it would be too embarrassing for the .gov to have to search for the guns its idiot employees lost.

  7. Money quote from Comrade U. “An executive order is an admission that it is an unpopular idea and that one cannot get the same thing passed as a law.”
    Barry the Impotent.

  8. Simple answer: To control “crime”, shoot the criminals.

  9. Oh – and to all hose observing the Eastern Orthodox EPIPHANY, Merry Christmas!

  10. 11. Change HIPAA laws to allow states to share “certain” information from a person’s health records.

    As I sit here reading this, a Chantix commercial just came on the TeeVee. Going on about how you can quit smoking. The problem is, Chantix is a anti-depressant. Once you have that in your medical records, how long before you are a prohibited person? I think I’ll just keep smoking and keep my guns.

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  12. I cocur with the author that it makes little actual change. Simply places his stamp over existing laws. This could lend an air of legitimacy to further eo’s in the future where legally there really is none. An eo is not a law.

  13. The written phrase from the Whitehouse which stood out for me was “unnecessary legal barriers.”

    What comes next is the Enabling Act followed by gun confiscation and mass murder.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_Act_of_1933

    • I’m afraid your right Brother… The 64 dollar question is will we lie down and take it…

    • Cassandra (of Troy)

      GS/6Jan16@07:54,

      “What comes next……mass murder.”

      Already been proposed, again.:

      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-executive-actions-gun-control-meaningless-article-1.2484259

      Interesting how the above/similar sentiment’s turning up more & more as Obubo’s exit date approaches, also interesting’s how the ‘Right’ is doing all kinds of normally suicidal things as the Left increasingly exposes its dictatorial nature. Those who’re gun war vets know that as the (Lee) Atwater Doctrine/”Sit Down, Shut Up, & Vote Republican, You Have Nowhere Else To Go”, & the anti-2A cult’s demands as the Metzenbaum Strategem of loudly calling for outright Kristallnacht against gun owners which sets the stage for the introduction of legislation that while ‘moderate’ in comparison nonetheless advances the anti-2A goal of firearms only for the Imperium/its allies.

  14. Cassandra (of Troy)

    Reaction to Obubo’s action.:

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/05/investing/gun-stocks-president-obama/index.html

    There’s also a boatload more at the Weds section of keepandbeararms.com, & then there’s the following schizophrenic utterences from Cardinal Bilious O’Roiling at Uhmerrakuh’s Nooz Channel®.:

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016/01/05/oreilly-registration-is-not-going-to-solve-the-gun-murder-problem/
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/01/05/bill-oreilly-praises-obamas-executive-expansion-background-checks/

    Now for some ‘inconvenient truth’ to use against the anti-2A cult/its allies.:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/05/obama-admits-two-thirds-scary-gun-death-statistics-suicides/
    (How can one demonize & work to outlaw one choice while championing the right to die?)
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/06/dc-media-cover-up-actually-obama-and-hillary-have-said-they-want-to-confiscate-guns/
    (And there’s also Feinstein’s infamous lil’ “Turn ’em in America” outburst of candor along w/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4269/text that’s likely to be embarrassing to those who claim that “no one wants to take guns away”)

    Finally, some encouraging items.:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/28/dallas-area-megachurch-embraces-open-carry/
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/01/03/texas-governor-obama-executive-gun-control-come-take/
    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/01/03/trump-hillary-clinton-disarm-bodyguards-really-believes-guns-dont-keep-safe/
    http://www.naplesnews.com/participate/363764411.html
    http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/gun-permit-rush-in-pa
    http://www.southernminn.com/le_sueur_news_herald/news/article_3417f166-04e2-557c-bd30-fbdccd17d0e3.html

  15. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

  16. Per those who need assistance with their finances not being competent to have guns, doesn’t that mean if you hire a CPA, or are the beneficiary of a trust, you must not be qualified to have guns? (I’m just sayin’, yer Honor…) And, .gov has nearly universally clearly proven their financial ineptitude- so, no guns for them either… I guess that’s what they mean by unintended consequences… see, you really can’t make this stuff up…

  17. Cassandra (of Troy)

    For those who have the interest & wherewithal, be sure to check out tonight’s e-mail segment at the end of Cardinal Bilious O’Roiling’s show & the first half of tonight’s Empress MEGYN! du Fauxnooz’s show as she reveals more about herself than she likely realizes. Hint,: Achtung Juden, du bist Reichsbesitz, verstehe?