Dear Jesus, America…it’s finally happened. The Darkest of Days. It’s all over. Obama, that spineless coward, has finally given in to the NRA’s demands. Also: Oh, dear baby little LORD Jesus! It’s all over! That tyrant Kenyan Muslim Commie is finally comin’ fer yer guns!
Yes, Alex Jones was right; after 15 years of false flag shootings, The Lizard King has finally revealed the dastardly Executive Order he’s been waiting seven years to unveil. Of course, he’s been hinting at sweeping gun control reforms for the last week or so. And our Republican Congress, for its part, has expressed some displeasure at being circumvented. Some Displeasure meaning, of course, “a nuclear meltdown to make the China Syndrome look like pepperoni Hot Pockets.”
The strongest component of Obama’s ten-part Executive Order unveiled today takes aim at the notorious gun show loophole. That being, the loophole that allows convicted felons, wife beaters and nutjobs to buy and sell firearms without regulation at gun shows and (more importantly) online. Ever wonder how easy it is to buy a weapon fresh from the ISIS inventory? Just take a trip down to your local arms market (sorry, “gun show“), or sign onto Gunbroker.com. Acquiring one red-hot AK-47 is as simple as purchasing the aforementioned nuclear Hot Pockets.
Head of the NRA Wayne LaPierre had this to say:
We think it’s reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone. That means closing the Hinckley loophole so the records of those adjudicated mentally ill are in the system. This isn’t new, or a change of position, or a concession. I’ve been on record on this point consistently, from our national meeting in Denver, to paid national ads and position papers, to news interviews and press appearances.
Oh, damn — sorry, that’s an old quote. From 1999, specifically, just after the Columbine Shooting, when the NRA and LaPeirre specifically were the nation’s leading proponents for universal background checks. From Politifact:
“New York magazine, in a January 2013 story, dug up the advertising campaign LaPierre mentioned in his testimony. Titled ‘Be Reasonable,’ the NRA ads that ran in national newspapers said, ‘We think it’s reasonable to provide for instant checks at gun shows just like at gun stores and pawn shops. But what’s unreasonable is how the proposed Lautenberg legislation ignores the 250,000 prohibited people, like felons, who’ve walked away from gun stores — instead of being prosecuted for a federal felony for trying to buy a gun.'”
Of course, LaPierre has been called on this radical flip-flop before. To which he responded:
I think the National Instant Check System, the way it’s working now, is a failure. Because this administration is not prosecuting the people that they catch. Twenty-three states are not even putting the mental records of those adjudicated mentally incompetent into the system.
And a fair point. Sort of. What’s the point of extending a law if you don’t extend the enforcement mechanism, or give authorities the tools they need to track criminals and nutjobs? Well, funny thing — because that shill Obama has proven once again how willing he is to cave to Wayne LaPierre’s demands.
One of his Executive Order’s key provisions is removing the legal barriers preventing doctors and hospitals from sharing information with state and federal officials about nutters who shouldn’t be buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services is finalizing a new rule that would create a path to complete transparency of reporting for said nutters.
As to the criminal end, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has directed states to update their federally shared criminal files, which are used in processing background checks.
And this is an important thing, because it helps to prevent one major problem: revenge killings. As of now, a person under investigation for domestic battery may or may not have to relinquish their guns, depending on state laws. But the system as it is doesn’t prevent them from going out and buying another gun at an arms market — sorry, “gun show.” Keeping those records current would help to close the window that a potential revenge killer could use to murder their domestic abuse victim with a gently used submachine gun.
At this point, the Tyrant Lizard King has only one point left before he completely caves to LaPierre’s NRA, circa 1999. Recall that part from LaPierre’s original quote:
“But what’s unreasonable is how the proposed Lautenberg legislation ignores the 250,000 prohibited people, like felons, who’ve walked away from gun stores — instead of being prosecuted for a federal felony for trying to buy a gun.”
In other words, LaPierre felt that prohibited people should be charged with a felony for even trying to buy a gun. Fail that mandatory background check, and it’s handcuffs for you.
As of now, The Tyrant has yet to pass that portion of LaPierre’s proposal. But, hey — they year is young, and there’s plenty of time yet for those Syrian ISIS refugee sleeper cell agents to take over the ATF. And there’s nothing anyone can do to stop him; despite Cruz, Trump and Co. using their extensive knowledge of Constitutional law to declare the President’s actions unconstitutional, the Constitutional Scholar himself seems to have found a loophole in the document.
Specifically, a rather large loophole that declares this Executive Order well within (and well short) of the limits of his authority.
It’s called “Being Elected President of the United States.”
A dark day, indeed.
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