Meet the new gun control – same as the old gun control, but with more dumb

For those of you worried about new White House Executive Orders on gun control, I have news for you: they’re just as useless, redundant, and ignorant as the gun control regulations already on the books, but the Kabuki is useful for the gun grabbers who are trying to claim that they’re implementing “commonsense” regulations on “gun safety.”

Let me assure you that the new EOs have nothing to do with gun safety. They will do nothing to make you safer. They will do nothing to reduce “gun violence” (as if that specific form of violence is somehow worse than any other form of violence). They will do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

spn_baboon-e1283142065853As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that whoever wrote these EOs, has the reading comprehension skills of a stoned baboon.

The White House uses tough language (and by that, I mean bold text) to tell us that “it doesn’t matter where you conduct your business—from a store, at gun shows, or over the Internet: If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks.”

Let’s remember that if you’re in the “business of selling firearms,” you need to have a Federal Firearms License or an FFL. If you’re an FFL, you have to run a background check on anyone wishing to purchase a firearm, regardless of where you sell your wares, including gun shows or stores.

And speaking of which…

Let’s talk about the burning stupid of emphasizing your obligations to do so if you’re selling guns on the Internet. Maybe the White House isn’t aware of this, but one can’t simply buy a gun on the Internet. There’s no GetYourEvilDeathToolHere.com from which you can purchase a firearm. An online purchase from an FFL has to be sent to an FFL in your area, where you will fill out paperwork and receive the prerequisite anal probe to prove that you’re not a criminal or reprobate, and if your background check comes back clean, you will get your gun.

Mike explains further.

Exempt from the “only through a dealer” or “only via common carrier for handgun” are certain collectibles known as Curios and Relics, which ATF keeps a list of, or, are 50 years old an IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION (not with a different stock, shorter barrel, etc).  Any mods reset the 50 year clock for purpose of being a C&R only. There is an FFL, the Type 03, for C&R collectors. If you don’t have a C&R FFL and receive one, you can do as you wish within the law. If you have a C&R FFL, you can receive such items directly by mail or carrier to your home of record, and must keep a log.  If you have logged the weapon as a C&R you MAY NOT modify it with aftermarket stocks, etc, that change its format.

See what I mean when I say “redundant?”

Let’s be honest here. What they really want is to ban private sales. They want to control how you dispose of your property.

Now, I won’t even address the “Dear daddy government – can I please have permission to exercise my basic right? Pretty please? Look, I’ve submitted all my paperwork!” lunacy. I’ve addressed it many times before. Suffice it to say that asking the state permission to exercise a right demeans and destroys the fundamental meaning of that word, but this douchery in the name of “making our communities safe” is so superfluous and transparently lacking any common sense, that it’s tough not to ridicule it.

Speaking of ridicule…

Throwing more money at the ATF to help enforce our voluminous gun laws is laughable, considering this is the same agency that tossed illegally purchased guns over the Mexican border to violent drug cartels. But hey, we need to look like we’re doing something. That’s the important thing!

I do want to address the directive instructing the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to promote the use of so-called “smart gun” technology, because I think it could be an extremely dangerous idea. Imagine, if you would, the following scenario:

You’re a law enforcement officer engaged in a shootout with a drug cartel. Your buddy gets hit, but you’re still in the thick of the fight. You run out of ammo, and your spare mags are empty too, so you reach for your buddy’s gun in order to continue shooting…

Click.

Nothing happens, because your buddy’s gun is only coded to his biometrics.

Now, imagine you’re a Soldier deployed to the Middle East, and you’re engaged in a gun battle with some Islamic terrorist combatants. Same scenario.

Click.

Nothing happens, because you’re buddy’s rifle is coded to accept his fingerprints only.

I assess this is part of the reason why law enforcement agencies have told those pushing “smart guns” to pound sand. Reliability is another issue.

Sensors and fingerprint readers need to work even when covered in sweat, dirt, or blood — and once the weapon is picked up and ready to be fired, it needs to work no matter the situation.

“In a combat situation, a shooting situation, there’s real confusion and chaos. It’s not like TV,” Pasco said. “Often times they’re very close quarters. We want a police officer to be able to take any gun, his partner’s gun, a criminal’s gun, any gun, and use that gun to his advantage. If he is in a scuffle, and he gets a criminal’s weapon and it’s useless to him, we’ve got a safety problem.”

In other words, this isn’t and shouldn’t be a political issue. Petty tyrants in three-piece suits protected by armed men willing to take a bullet for them have no business dictating to the very people who are on the front lines, who risk their lives every day, and who have made a commitment to defend the very Constitution on which said petty tyrants now are dropping an enormous, steaming turd, what tools they should use to do those jobs.

Dana Loesch does a yeoman’s job of fisking the entire pile of droppings here. I won’t duplicate those efforts.

I am, however, predicting an increase in the sales of guns and ammunition coming in 3… 2… 1…

30 responses

  1. OH, yes! Yes! Yes! Quick – get the ammo before the hoarders get the alert!

    Seriously, the last panic buying had people lined up to buy their daily limit, wondering why there wasn’t enough to go around, when they themselves were depleting the available stocks and the factories couldn’t keep up with the demand. Was that 2013? It was not so very long ago, and I did the math on how much ammo would be purchased in one month by the panic buyers over the same thing. I think the non-government purchasing potential ran FAR over anything the government agencies bought, combined.

    I saw a brief video clip of Mr. Momjeans when he made his speech. The play-acting pretense of wiping away a nonexistent tear was despicable, and his surrounding himself with the bereaved was so repugnant that I left that video in the middle of one of his syllables.

    Good article, Nicki. I sometimes think that if I have my roof redone, I should ask the roofer to include ‘MOLON LABE’ one one side of the roof line and ‘FUTUE TE IPSUM’ on the other, in white shingles on a background of red shingles.

    This ineffective pandering to the drooling libretards is rapidly losing its touch-feely thing. I will not be surprised if he just blows the WDC popstand before his term’s end and leaves it to Biden.

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    1. There was a run in 2009, IIRC, and another one in 2013. Both times were ridiculous.

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    2. Though, I think the way the sales break down at this point is that half are the usual panic purchases (“use it or lose it”), and the other half are because fuck you, Obama (“seriously, fuck that guy!”).

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  2. What an act….tears on cue…..this boy who would be king has been rehearsing,,,,,just not enough to get him out of the “ham/smaltz” level..what a disgusting individual and sooooo transparent…this time.

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  3. He can write executive orders until his fingers bleed. They carry no weight what so ever.

    http://robertsgunshop.blogspot.com/2016/01/do-executive-orders-violate-constitution.html

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    1. Except for signalling to the Fourth Branch who they need to harass, and all the people who will end up punished by the process until the EO gets overruled.

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    2. Here’s the thing. The EOs ARE directions to government agencies – to harass more law-abiding gun owners. There’s nothing that directs individuals to do anything. That is what makes this shitty. Of course, he’s on his way out, so who knows how long all this shit will last?

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    3. Tell that to the 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans sent to concentration camps by Executive Order 9066!

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  4. Our President should stop embarrassing himself. But I don’t expect he will.

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  5. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

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  8. Being the skeptical person I am, as I read the article and came across “GetYourEvilDeathToolHere.com” I had to check it, to check that it indeed did NOT exist. What I found was that for $2.95, one could own that website.

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  9. Nicki, I want to be as cavalier as you in calling BS on this, but there are a couple of provisions that scare me silly. The one being that SSI recipients can be added to the NICS data base just because they can’t balance a check book (as is the case with some fellow vets already).
    The other is that, supposedly, doctors can put someone on the NICS list that they deem “mentally ill”.

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    1. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not being cavalier at all. I think there are HIPPAA regulations that will come into play with the doctors trying to share information. Additionally, I don’t think it’s legal at all for the government to mandate doctors to share confidential patient information, and I think it WILL be challenged in court should they try.

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      1. Nicki, the problem is that a) Obamacare mandates sharing certain information with the government that can override HIPPAA and b) state regulations are also in play.

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        1. I realize that, but I would think that the patient’s relationship with his shrink is about as sacred as the patient’s relationship with his priest. At least I would HOPE so!

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    2. This “report people to add them to the NICS” meme does bring up a question: is there a reasonable process for improperly reported people (because there WILL be mistakes) to get off the NICS list, or is it like the no-fly list?

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    3. This is actually a reply to Nicki.

      Nicki, you need to read this:

      Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would modify HIPAA regulations to allow state health agencies to disclose personally identifiable information of a “mental[ly] defective” individual directly to NICS. On its face, the regulation doesn’t require anyone to disclose this information, and merely allows certain entities that “are responsible for the involuntary commitments or other adjudications” to submit this information to the federal database. But on page 38 of the rule, HHS notes that “this final rule does not preempt State or other laws that may require reporting to the NICS.” In English, that means that while the executive action does not require entities to report this information, progressive states are free (and indeed invited!) to mandate that doctors collect and report this information.

      Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429303/obamas-guns-executive-action-opens-door-state-action

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      1. I hope this gets challenged in courts! Not that I have a whole lot of faith in the courts, but still…

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  10. From what I’ve read about these EO provisions, most of it is smoke and mirrors to obscure the fact that O. is using them to take administrative control of something Congress left ambiguous: The definition of how many guns a private individual may sell before being deemed in violation of being a “dealer” without a license.
    Granted, it’s mostly signalling: calling attention of agencies to their ability to use judgement calls to discriminate between friends and enemies. A credible purpose is making the collector who has 10 guns a little more leery of selling 6 of them to friends and family for self protection. I.e., it’s a way of keeping existing collections together rather than being used to arm more people.

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    1. “is there a reasonable process for improperly reported people (because there WILL be mistakes) to get off the NICS list, or is it like the no-fly list?”
      I was wondering the same thing, plus a few other things…

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    2. Basically, it’s making illegal things illegaler.

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  11. Smart guns? I am reminded of the guy who used to work with my dad in the foundry. He was in fact, the uncle of James Earl Jones. He worked with foundry sand, with his hands. His skin on his hands was so worn from the abrasion of the sand that he no longer had any fingerprints. He had to put tape on his fingertips to wind his watch. I can imagine the problems in combat if a soldier was perhaps wounded on his hand, or burned, or had a solvent that somehow affected his skin.
    Of course, all of this is purely a matter of pure nonsense. There will be no such thing as a smart gun. This is just smoke and mirrors to draw attention away from the things that are going on up the magicians sleeve on his other arm.
    Also remember that there are some 300 plus million guns in circulation in the U.S. If there is no market for a smart gun, I can’t see anyone investing the huge money involved to bring a practical gun to market. Unless, of course, the government makes us all buy one like Obamacare.

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  12. I’m not convinced the President actually did anything more than talk to the press. See this: http://www.shotinthedark.info/wp/?p=56992

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  13. What really chaps my ass, too, is every time he decides to make some EO he precedes it over and over, days ahead of time, with “…well within my legal authority to…”

    It’s his way of saying, “Don’t question me. I’m the President!”

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    1. I think that’s more of him trying to convince himself that he’s not REALLY trying to take a shit on the Constitution.

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