Obama the gun grabber

Just in case ther was any question whether the coming Obama administration is coming for your firearms, here’s the section from the Crime & Law Enforcement section of his Urban Policy (emphasis mine):

Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

Keep in mind that H.R. 1022 has been waiting in the wings for nearly 2 years to contribute to much of this.  H.R. 1022 itself might not pass, but the language could be merged into a larger, overarching bill.  Such language that would likely be borrowed is contained in the summary:

Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007 – Reinstates for ten years repealed criminal provisions regarding assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (the assault weapons ban).
Revises the definition of “semiautomatic assault weapon” to include conversion kits (for converting a firearm to such a weapon) and any semiautomatic rifle or pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and that has specified characteristics, including a telescoping stock.
Prohibits the transfer of such a weapon except through a licensed dealer or a state or local law enforcement agency, subject to specified requirements. Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish and maintain a record of the make, model, and date of manufacture of any such weapon which the Attorney General is made aware has been used in relation to a crime, and of the nature and circumstances of the crime involved; and (2) annually submit the record to Congress and make it available to the public.
Prohibits: (1) the transfer of any assault weapon with a large capacity ammunition feeding device; and (2) a licensed manufacturer, importer, or dealer who transfers such a device that was manufactured on or before this Act’s enactment from failing to certify to the Attorney General, within 60 days of the transfer date, that the device was manufactured on or before that date. Sets forth penalties for violations.
Prohibits: (1) the transfer of such a weapon or device to a juvenile; and (2) the importation of such a device.
Folks, I’m not kidding… get your AR-15, AK-47, pistols and appropriate magazines while you can.  Your rights are about to be infringed (again).  This goes for me, too, as I’ve put many of these purchases off over the last several years.
Once the government takes something away, it seldom returns it.  As our guns go, so go our other rights.
We won’t take it lying down.  The firearms community is coming alive again and the new administration had better think twice about its agenda.



2 thoughts on “Obama the gun grabber

  1. Was at Sportsman’s Warehouse making a strategic purchase. The guy at the gun counter told me that the Alaska store sold every AR-15, most primers, powder, and about half of their ammo in stock within one day after the election took place.

    In my area… a very BLUE area BTW, a popular gun shop says that their AR-15 sales have gone from 5 a week to 15 a day since Tuesday.

  2. Pingback: Change.gov Urban Policy down the memory hole « The Iron Whirlygig

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