Obama’s Head Fake On Guns.
While all eyes were turned on Syria, President Obama has done a “head fake” and enacted two more executive orders that infringe on the Second Amendment.
The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, the executive orders – which have dubious Constitutional authority – ban the importation of guns that were previously shipped out of the country, and requiring heads of corporations to undergo fingerprinting and background checks if a gun is registered to that corporation.
On its face, these seem like rather innocuous rules, but they’re an indication that President Obama has not given up on his apparent desire to restrict the Second Amendment out of existence. This despite the spectacular collapse of a gun control drive in the Senate four months ago.
If anybody needs an indication of Obama’s ultimate goal when it comes to gun rights, one needs only to look at his record while in Illinois.
While a candidate for the State House in Illinois, Obama responded in a survey that he supported a handgun ban and opposed a gun store within five miles of a school or park (which would basically eliminate all gun stores in the United States).
While in the State Senate, Obama sponsored a bill limiting handgun purchases to one per month, supported banning all semi-automatic firearms and supported the Assault Weapons Ban.
Slippery slope, indeed.