Obama’s Gun Speech Sprinkled With Inaccuracies, Distortions & Crocodile Tears

Obama’s Gun Speech Sprinkled With Inaccuracies, Distortions & Crocodile Tears

Obama’s Gun Speech Sprinkled With Inaccuracies, Distortions & Crocodile Tears

Here are the highlights from the president’s plans on new gun controls. It is obvious he is limited in what he can do without Congress. But his packed house and emotional introduction was brilliantly performed.

Unfortunately, the president left out most hard details on what he actually plans to have his officials do, so the workings he leaked to Politico on New Years Eve remain unknown, but this has not stopped pundits from speculating wildly. Real details below.

Politico suggested (but he did not say) gun dealers would be redefined as: anyone selling more than 25 guns in a year, in the original boxes, within a short period from acquisition, and the most dangerous suggestion, if they hold a certain unspecified-size inventory, which could affect huge numbers of Americans with collections. The current definition of a gun dealer, in place for decades, is in CFR §178.11, a regulation (not a statute) which can be changed by administrative procedure without Congress.

The scariest part of all that is he could change the definition to 25 guns a year, set the precedent, and then reduce it later to a few guns a year, or minimal “inventory” holdings, making everyone an unlicensed dealer.

Dealers must conduct background checks on all sales, keep scrupulous records under felony penalties for paperwork errors, are subject to unannounced warrantless searches of their homes or premises without any limitations and other conditions.
THE DETAILS AS FAR AS WE KNOW

Obama said: If you’re in the business of selling guns  you have to get a license and conduct background checks.

The truth: He opened with this, and his audience loved it. This is already law (18 USC §922). It is a felony to be in the business of selling guns without a license, or without conducting background checks. People are prosecuted for doing this all the time. No one present, who had displaced the reporters normally present in the East Room for this sort of presentation, seemed aware of the fact.

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