Gun-grabbing socialist Communist tyrant Barack Hussein Osama Bin Obama is back at it again! The Dictator-In-Chief announced that once the new year begins, it’s curtains for law-abiding gun owners everywhere — or something like that if you take a look at the Right’s response to President Obama’s attempt to narrow loopholes that allow criminals to obtain guns via Executive Order. Politico reports that:
The White House is putting finishing touches on several measures in an effort to make progress on curbing gun violence, an issue the president and close aides have found frustratingly intractable, before the race to replace him enters prime time.
According to gun industry insiders and others familiar with the proposals, the changes include requiring an expanded number of small-scale gun sellers to be licensed — and therefore conduct background checks — whenever selling a weapon. This wouldn’t close the so-called gun show loophole, though it has the potential to narrow it.
The administration is also expected to impose tighter rules for reporting guns that get lost or stolen on their way to a buyer.
Neither comes close to the stronger gun control measures Obama sought in the wake of the 2012 mass shooting of schoolchildren in Sandy Hook and that he has said he still wants. But with Congress unlikely to approve any new gun curbs before the 2016 election, the measures are in line with what gun-control advocates were hoping would be adopted before Obama leaves office.
In other words, with Congress unwilling to take action, the President is taking small steps to ensure that people who should not be able to buy guns aren’t able to do so, and strengthening reporting requirements when a gun is stolen. That’s what is being reported. Conservatives heard an entirely different message, however:
OH MY GOD, OBUMMER’S COMING FOR OUR GUNS!
The panic of small-minded ammosexuals everywhere is easily observed. When a South Carolina Fox affiliate reported this grievous infringement on gun rights (otherwise known as a small step in the right direction), conservatives rose up, crying out for Congress to stand up to Obama, and even for the President’s death:
Hopefully, this is only the beginning of reasonable gun regulation in America. With more than 52,000 shooting incidents this year — and only 1,200 of them being defensive use, we have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to protecting Americans against one of the deadliest airborne killers known to man.
If Congress can’t get things done, VOTE BLUE in 2016 to ensure that progress can be made. Hell, Vote Blue anyway. It’s not like guns are the only weak issue among Republicans.
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