Obama’s New Executive Orders on Guns

Dear Fellow Survivalist;

GettyImages-503451562-676x450Greetings. As everyone knows, Obama started the year out by announcing his new unilateral gun control measures. Since he couldn’t get Congress to do what he wanted, he decided to see how far he could push things on his own, claiming that Congress wasn’t doing their job. If he understood the Constitution like he says he does, he’d know that Congress is doing their job. They are representing the people and the people don’t want gun control.

But Obama is Obama and the only opinion he can hear is his own; that and those who agree with him. That’s how he can say that the majority of the people want gun control, when researchers say that only 2 percent of the population is concerned about it.

At first glance, Obama’s executive orders look more like a paper tiger than anything else. To a large part, he’s restated things that are already law. Of course, he went to great lengths to make them sound new, lying about the “gun show loophole” and how convicted felons walk into gun shows and buy guns to commit their next crime with. Facts apparently don’t matter in Democrat talking points, only rhetoric that backs up your ideology.

The big problem with Obama’s executive actions is that he had no right to do them. The Constitution doesn’t allow the president to legislate by executive order, but Obama has made it a regular part of his presidency. His “pen and phone” philosophy of governing means that anytime Congress doesn’t do what he wants, he creates another executive order or commands the pertinent department of government to create a regulation. He is operating totally outside the limits that the law places on him, and getting away with it.

These gun control executive orders break the law in another way as well. The Constitution clearly gives the power of the purse to the House of Representatives. Yet Obama is giving money to two government agencies to further his agenda. He doesn’t have the authority to do that.

Unfortunately, impeachment is not an option, simply because Republicans don’t hold a super-majority in the Senate. The Democrat senators will never agree with impeachment and without a 60% majority, it can’t happen.

But do the paper tiger aspects of Obama’s new executive orders mean that we don’t have to concern ourselves with them? I wouldn’t go that far. Like any law or regulation, a lot depends on how they are implemented and enforced. There’s enough leeway in the language, that those orders could be interpreted in some very dangerous ways, and if that’s possible, then it’s likely to happen.

One of Obama’s main stated goals was to close the “gun show loophole.” First of all, there is no such thing. The vast majority of sellers at gun shows are businesses, which means they all have federal firearms licenses (FFL) and perform background checks. However, the liberal talking point is that gun shows are a hotbed of illegal activity, populated by angry white men and criminals, all looking to perform illegal acts with their guns.

The only gun sales that happen without background checks at gun shows are private sales. Some gun owners show up at the shows with guns that they want to sell or trade. Usually, they try to get one of the seller to buy their guns. But, being businesses, they won’t offer as much as the individual wants. So, if they sell the gun, it probably ends up being a private sale. Those are not regulated by law and no background check is required.

This is one of those places where Obama’s wording may cause problems. His executive order states that anyone who sells guns regularly is required to have a FFL, almost the same thing the law already says. The difference is that the law requires people who sell firearms to make a living to have the FFL. This subtle difference could be the loophole that Obama wants to create.

When asked by a reporter how many guns a person had to sell in order to be required to have a FFL, he responded that there was no lower limit. In other words, according to his own wording, he could be planning on going after people who sell one firearm privately, stating that they are a “regular seller” and therefore required to have a FFL and perform background checks. This could lead to imprisoning people for selling guns to family members.

By the way, this won’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The law already states that it is illegal to sell a gun privately if you think that the buyer is going to use it for criminal activities. But criminals don’t buy their guns at gun shows anyway, they buy them on the street, so closing that “loophole” won’t make a difference.

Here’s another place where Obama’s actions could be dangerous. He’s codified what he had already said about people on Social Security losing their Second Amendment rights if they aren’t capable of handling their own finances. Since when does not being able to write a check indicate that one doesn’t have the judgment to properly use a gun?

Once again, the wording is sufficiently ambiguous as to cause problems. Obama has equated the inability to take care of one’s own finances to being mentally unstable. That opens the door to taking guns away from anyone who is mentally unstable. In actuality, the law already allows for this, with proper judicial review. But he’s making it so that all that’s required is a statement by a mental health professional.

That’s the same thing the Veteran’s Administration has been doing. They are paying bonuses to doctors, every time they certify that it is unsafe for a veteran to have a firearm, due to PTSD or other problems. So, the people who should have the greatest rights to have firearms, our veterans who fought for our rights, are being denied those very rights by Obama’s administration. Now they want to do the same with the elderly.

But I don’t think that it’s going to stop with the elderly. While it is clear that those who commit mass murders are mentally unbalanced, I seriously doubt that Obama is going to go after them. He needs them to continue his push towards gun confiscation. Instead, he’ll go after conservatives.

Did you know that “climate change denial” is now considered a mental illness? How about disagreeing with overbearing governmental control, did you know that was a mental illness? Well, according to our nation’s psychiatrists it is. So, between those two, pretty much every conservative is mentally ill. Will Obama’s new laws and his 50,000 new mental health workers come after us? Only time will tell.

The only thing we can be sure of, right now, is that the measures the president has taken are not to our benefit. If he was truly concerned with public safety, he wouldn’t have released criminals onto our streets. He wouldn’t be releasing known terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, so that they could get back into the fight. Instead, he would secure our southern border and he’d stem the flow of Muslims into the country, without being properly vetted. For that matter, he’d direct the justice department to uphold current gun laws. But he hasn’t. He doesn’t care about our safety; all he cares about is his agenda and his legacy. I guess when your legacy is being the worst president ever, you’ve got to protect it.

Just one more reason why you and I need to keep our powder dry and our survival equipment close at hand.


  1. Carol M Kite

    January 16, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I read about and post actions of Obama all the time because I truly believe his plans have all along been to bring America down if it includes much loss of life is not his concern. My question is how does Obama get away with all he does that times clearly breaks the law of humanity, the Constitution and often Civil law. Impeachment doesn’t stop him, just slow one down. I mean jail time.

  2. Randy

    January 16, 2016 at 1:23 am

    As long as there is no gun registry, who’s going to tell the government that you sold a gun to anyone? Without a registry, they don’t know who has what types of guns and how many, so how are they going to know? Since his EOs are not legal and lawful, no one has to comply, I know I won’t, nor will I tell them what types or how many guns I have or sell!

  3. Frank A. Langley

    January 16, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Impeach this useless SOB now! Before he can do any more harm than he has already to our country. It is obvious to anyone with a brain that the jackass’s agenda is to destroy our way of life, our military, and our country! Get rid of son-of-bitch!

  4. Lawrence Muhr

    January 16, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I hate the Executive orders, but we will not be able to stop Obama from writing them. One thing, however, that Congress could do, is to stop funding programs, such as Planned Parenthood and Obama Care. There are many others. If Congress would do their job, they could hold Obama for ransom, so to speak. By defunding programs, they could stop his will and perhaps he would negotiate for these programs. This may be a dumb idea, but we need to do something.

  5. stupidamerkin

    January 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Looks like we need an executive order to ban doctors more then guns….

    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

    (B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.

    (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

    Statistics courtesy of U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    The above is just a fact.

    Now, the above meant nothing until I did the statistics shown below on guns:

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that’s 80million)

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188.

    Statistics courtesy of FBI.

    The above is also fact.

    So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners!

    Remember, guns don’t kill people, doctors do!

    FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN . . . but, almost everyone has at least one doctor.

    This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!
    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat! We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of control.

    Out of concern for the public at large . . . I have withheld the statistics on lawyers
    for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!

  6. John Marshall

    January 17, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Barry Soetoro aka Obama is a George Soros minion, George Soros owns the left and is one of the most evil men of our time. Obama is listening to Soros’s opinion not the American public. George Soros needs to be hunted down and arrested for his multitude of crimes against humanity. I f we expect to get rid of Obama we should first get rid of his handler George Soros (Schwartz).

  7. Philip

    January 17, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Scary article but very informative. Since Obama’s recent interview and his berating the questioner re. “Conspiracy to take our guns,” my fear of this man (my wife and I are retired in our 60’s) has been reinforced. I’mean afraid we can’t safely wait another year.

  8. Ruth Lawler

    January 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

    It would not be out of line to expect that Obama intends to murder millions of unarmed Americans because hundreds of millions of unarmed subjects have been slaughtered by their own governments throughout history. That’s part of the reason public schools don’t teach history any more, but social studies. (Govt. pap for morons.) We are citizens! Let’s act like it. Obama needs to be arrested and jailed for repeated acts of treason. Since the Congress is pitifully useless, does anyone know if it’s possible to do this without them?

  9. Billie Watkins

    January 17, 2016 at 11:44 am

    i am surprised at how the democrats got away with promoting communism in America by putting a communist in charge of this country and supporting it all the way. It is really no secret tha Obama hates this USA and all we stand for. He has not supported anything that would help America. He tells our enemies ahead of time what any plans are so the get prepared . How can you negotiate with a lying fool. He is most definatly a mental case.

  10. J Poston

    January 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I’m sorry. I do not agree. Impeachment IS an option. When we will stop rolling over and playing dead? We need a grass roots movement DEMANDING Obama’s impeachment. The ONLY thing Obama is concerned about is how he will be viewed in history…his legacy. The fact that impeachment proceedings were even begun, especially with millions of voters’ signatures, will so blemish his reputation he will not be able to deal with it. This abuse of office cannot continue. If your statistics are correct, there are more than enough common sense voters in almost every representative district to scare the crap out of even the Democrats in congress. STAND UP America. NOW! Put a “IMPEACH OBAMA for ABUSE OF OFFICE” sign in your yard and on your vehicle. If we don’t use our constitutional right to demand the best of our representatives then we will continue the downward and never ending spiral to our demise.

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