States are learning how to use Obama’s crafty legal maneuvering against him, and fight fire with fire.
This week, Obama shed crocodile tears while announcing his latest executive orders to hinder our second amendment rights.
In short, here are a few bullet points from his remarks:
- Anyone in the business of selling guns must have a license and do background checks or be subject to prosecution.
- The federal government will hire more federal officials to do background checks, including 200 more Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents to enforce existing laws.
- He claims he will do more to help those with mental illness. A lot of work will focus on people looking to commit suicide. His is looking to invest $500 million.
- His administration will focus on working with the gun industry on new technology to make guns safer and create “smart guns”.
This all may sound great, but none of the major shootings in recent years would have been prevented by these new gun laws and this administration knows it. Not to mention that gun violence in the US is actually on the decline, and is at its lowest since the 1960s.
Idaho saw this coming and they were ready. Last year, Idaho passed a law declaring that the state does not have to abide by federal gun laws going forward. The law, which criminalizes the enforcement of Federal gun laws, passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate.
Under the new law, state law-enforcement officials could also be fined up to $1,000 and charged with a misdemeanor for enforcing federal gun laws.
Although Idaho’s bill goes the furthest, 11 other states have also passed some type of legislation to stifle Obama’s gun grab. In Kansas, a law that passed last year says federal regulation doesn’t apply to guns manufactured in the state. Wyoming, South Dakota and Arizona have laws protecting “firearms freedom” from the U.S. government as well.
Obama has been quoted openly declaring, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” It’s up to the we the people to unite and ensure that this tyrannical president’s ideology doesn’t become our reality.
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