Team Obama Readies More Gun Control Regulations
Isn’t it wonderful how people surrounded by armed agents, often with high power weapons, want to do all they can to restrict citizens from exercising their 2nd Amendment Right. Of course, these will all be portrayed as reasonable
(The Hill) The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration.
The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements. Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable or have been convicted of domestic abuse.
Gun safety advocates have been calling for such reforms since the Sandy Hook school shooting nearly three years ago in Newtown, Conn. They say keeping guns away from dangerous people is of primary importance.
But the gun lobby contends that such a sweeping ban would unfairly root out a number of prospective gun owners who are not a danger to society.
“It’s clear President Obama is beginning his final assault on our Second Amendment rights by forcing his anti-gun agenda on honest law-abiding citizens through executive force,” said Luke O’Dell, vice president of political affairs at the National Association for Gun Rights.
If Obama hates guns so much, his Secret Service protective agents should be armed with billy clubs, tasers, and mace once he leaves office.
As proposed, the regulation makes it illegal for some who has been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense to own a gun.
The ATF plans to finalize the rule by November, according to the Unified Agenda.
But gun rights advocates are concerned the Obama administration will use this rule to unfairly target certain gun owners.
“That could be a person who spanked his kid, or yelled at his wife, or slapped her husband,” warned Michael Hammond, legislative counsel for the Gun Owners of America.
It could be someone who left their kid in their car for 5 minutes while they ran in the store, or let their kids be “free range”. This could restrict women, as more than 3 million men are victims of domestic assault. 4 million women are victims. By the administration’s own argument, alcohol should be banned, because
- Over 80% of men who killed or abused a female partner were problem drinkers in the year before the incident.
- More than 2/3 of homicide and attempted homicide offenders were intoxicated at the time of the incident, compared to fewer than 1/4 of their victims
- More than 1/4 of homicide offenders used both alcohol and drugs during the incident, compared to just under 6% of non-lethal partner abusers.
They are also looking to cast a wide net on people with “mental illness”
Gun rights advocates argue it would be more effective to ban people on an individual basis, as opposed to banning all people who are mentally ill.
“A person who experienced a temporary reaction to a traumatic event or who has trouble handling household finances may well be treated the same as a violent psychopath,” the NRA wrote.
“Not only is this unjust and stigmatizing, it creates disincentives for those who need mental health treatment to seek it, increasing whatever risks are associated with untreated mental illness,” it added.
How will they define this down? Say, are you super afraid of spiders or snakes, to the point of it being a phobia? Are you a little OCD? Do you get anxiety? Do you have “exaggerated worry about everyday routine life events and activities, with symptoms lasting at least six months; almost always anticipating the worst even though there is little reason to expect it”? Have panic attacks? An eating disorder? Autism? Attention Deficit? Celebrity Worship? Dyslexia? Nicotine withdrawal? Premature ejaculation? Insomnia? Stuttering? Tourettes? Good news, you have a mental disorder, so, you might be banned from owning a firearm.
Oh, hey, look, here’s another mental disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you’re not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.
So, it could be very dangerous to have guns around these types of people, hence, no body guards should have guns.
Uh oh, the rule would restrict illegal aliens from lawfully purchasing firearms. That should make liberals hate the rules.
Look, the proposed rules are not all bad. For one thing, they would restrict those convicted of crimes where they plead guilty by mental disorder from owning guns. Of course, what if it was just shop-lifting? Like many who are convicted felons, not all are the same. What if they were convicted of tax evasion, or other non-violent crimes? This is just another one-size-fits all bit of rule making.