Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden suggested today that the White House was prepared to take unilateral action to create strict new gun laws.
"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."
Attorney General Eric Holder will also be at the meeting , and that's irony if there ever was.
Imagine..this from the people that brought you Fast and Furious.
According to a Washington Post article cited in the link, the White House wants to reinstate the ban on assault weapons (whatever those actually are) and high-capacity magazines ( which can be manufactured in anyone's garage with a little knowledge and some basic tools).
The president also wants to institute universal background checks for gun buyers, a national gun database, increased mental-health checks and penalties for people carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. A ban on semi-automatic weapons is also being considered.
The old traditional American rite of passage that still exists in some parts of the country, where Dad buys his teenage son that first .22 in his early teens and teaches him gun care and gun safety hands on is to be criminalized if President Obama has his way.
As a matter of fact, this entire campaign gives the president a win, regardless of what happens. If congress opposes his attempt to gut the Second Amendment, he will simply do what he wants by executive order and blame congress for forcing his hand and 'not caring about the lives of average Americans.'
Whether he's able to get this new legislation he has in mind passed or decides to simply impose it, it will have the effect of criminalizing a significant part of the electorate that opposes him anyway, and give him leeway to call for even more executive power to deal with the 'criminals'.
If you think I'm going overboard or overreacting, just wait. President Obama's primary reference point in everything he does is whether it makes political rather than common sense. I expect him to go this way, although I hope I'm wrong.
It occurs to me that all three of this president's new cabinet appointees appear to be a trifecta for his radical agenda.
As Secretary of State, John Kerry will not only oversee U.S. action on the UN's proposed small arms sales ban treaty, but the man who claims that Global Warming is the greatest crisis America faces will be negotiating American acceptance of things like an international tax on all financial transactions payable to the UN and international cap and trade agreements.
John Brennan, who has publicly called for drones to be used extensively for domestic surveillance will be head of the CIA.
And Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense will be the point man for further hollowing out our military and attempting to pressure Israel, the president other great issue.
All three men agree on appeasing and allying with the new Muslim Brotherhood regimes in the Middle East, standing by and allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons and creating what President Obama called 'daylight' between America and our only reliable ally in the region, Israel.Both Hagel and Kerry were outspoken advocates of normalized relations with Syrian Dictator Basher Assad.It's obvious that President Obama agrees with them, or rather that they all agree with what are obviously this president's true views on these issues, regardless of what he's said in public.
And to top it all off, the president and his allies in Congress are mulling over unilaterally bypassing Congress on the debt ceiling.
Can you wait to see who takes over Eric Holder's job in the Justice Department?
What we're seeing now is the real Obama, free from any obligation to voters.