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    Feds Seek to Implement Unconstitutional Power Grab

    Feds Seek to Implement Unconstitutional Power Grab

    In the latest brazen attempt to circumvent the Constitution, Obama and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) are seeking to implement rules that will subject American gun dealers to even more onerous paperwork requirements.

    A new proposed rule will, for the first time, establish the precedent that licensed firearms dealers will be required (by administrative fiat) to report to the government the sale of two or more semi-automatic rifles that are .22 caliber or greater, can accept a detachable magazine, and are purchased by the same person within five business days.

    In a move that bypasses the elected representatives of the people (the Congress), the new rules could be instituted by regulatory fiat as quickly as January 5, 2011.

    This idea was concocted more than a year ago by New City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that only seems to focus on punishing legal gun owners.

    Even worse, the final decision on implementing this plan will be up to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), headed by Cass Sunstein. In 2009, GOA opposed the confirmation of Sunstein, who would like to ban hunting and allow animals to have legal representation in court.

    This mandate will not only violate federal statutory law prohibiting a federal gun registry, it will also give the BATFE another excuse to harass American gun dealers, while doing nothing to address the problem of border violence.

    Drug cartels are financed to the tune of the billions of dollars. They finance disposable submarines, tunnels between the two countries, and large shipments of weapons from rogue nations. Cartels have bribed Mexican officials at the highest levels to the tune of millions of dollars, and have taken effective control of entire cities in Mexico. To suggest that adding yet another layer of paperwork requirements to U.S. gun dealers will help to stem the violence is ludicrous. This is simply another attempt to ratchet down on the right to keep and bear arms.

    The Second Amendment is not the cause of border, drug-related violence. And as violence increasingly occurs on our side of the border, Second Amendment rights become even more important for self-protection.

    Gun Owners of America is submitting comments opposing these new rules and is urging members of Congress to slam the brakes on this proposal.

    ACTION: Please urge your Representative and Senators to oppose this abuse of federal power. Click here to send a pre-written letter that includes two specific steps that members of Congress can take immediately, and it also urges them to prepare, if necessary, to push legislation to overturn this unlawful act.

    It is especially important for licensed gun dealers to take these actions, so please pass this alert on to your local gun store.

    Click here to take action now!

    "Gun Owners of America, the ONLY no-compromise gun lobby in Washington, D.C." - Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Creswell, Oregon
    This is the change people voted for, enjoy it all you Obama supporters. Time is running out on him. So much to do, so little time. Remember next election cycle.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    Sep 2010
    The Restricted Liberty State
    You'd be surprised how like-minded Obama supporters are, so there is no tit for tat. They actually go along with whatever he does.

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    I sent letters to my crappy rep and two crappy senators via my GOA membership.

    Where are the other 99,999,999 gun owners at?

  6. sassed again by gov

    We're down to 99,999,998. I just took the time to write my pathetic Senators Finestine and Boxer. At least my congress man Kevin Mc Karthy believes in our constitution.

  7. Contacted my reps.

    I don't hold out much hope they'll support 2A issues but they have heard.

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    May 2010
    Flint, Michigan
    Wow, another power grab by capital hill, no suprise there....Wasnt this country founded on the idea that America would stand against Big Governemnt? Hm, seems kinda funny being we are allowing our own Governemnt to get a little to big for its pants....
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier....One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

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    Feb 2009
    Creswell, Oregon
    Quote Originally Posted by Itstjs View Post
    Wow, another power grab by capital hill, no suprise there....Wasnt this country founded on the idea that America would stand against Big Governemnt? Hm, seems kinda funny being we are allowing our own Governemnt to get a little to big for its pants....
    This is the kind of thing that happens when you don't take out the trash every election cycle.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    Feb 2010
    Santa Fe Area, New Mexico
    Msg sent and am going to register in the GOA. Thanks for the alert and link. Have also included additional people for distribution.
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." --author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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    Sep 2010
    I'd like to respond to your brief comment, to which I agree. It's wordy, please foirgive, thanks.

    Yes, this country was founded on the idea that America would stand against Big Government. The success of those who have brought us within a breath of communism rests in the subtlety of:
    1. passing bills hundreds of pages long , loaded with freedom-stripping details, and given irrefutable titles like, “Patriot Act,” (who doesn’t want to be a patriot??) and “Health Care Reform,” (should be titled, Marxist Care).
    2. distractions from what government is really doing, i.e., America’s obsession with entertainment – the last condition of the citizen-folks in the Roman Empire prior to its fall – all they looked forward to were the games [the ball games], not to mention the degradation of moral standards. Kids are allowed to be entertained with tv, movies, books and concepts which would have shocked our adult society fifty years ago; we’ve accepted this under the conditioning and lie of progress and the times, when in fact, it’s mind-cancer. Even pornography, completely processed and delivered btw, by respectable Fortune 500 Telecom companies, is given a wink of lucrative approval as long as certain boundaries aren’t crossed.
    3. stopping short of calling our condition and those entrapping us what it really is and what they really are. We’re too nice and soooo afraid of being accused, conspiracy theorists.

    What is our condition, really? We are not a great nation today, but a sick nation, failing at all levels of society, our economic condition absolutely related to the societal sickness, but believing the jingoism of the red, white and blue, singing a patriotic song and voting our leaders with the intellectual depth of bumper stickers. We embrace form over substance – we vote personality and charisma over experience and proven record. We have been fooled but deserve the outcome.
    Those who entrap us; what are they, really? They are often good men and women with good intentions across the spectrum of political thought but quickly, and I mean QUICKLY, get caught up in the fame, glory and personal economic security that politics promises, comprised largely of lawyers and others with amazing word-twisting and theatric skills. Let the compromise begin! Their focus is no longer altruistic rather, self-seeking.
    I think that the Tea Party Movement, superficial as it may be in many ways, at least made us aware that the repentant late governor of Alabama, George Wallace, was right when he said of the two party system in 1968, "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats."

    Indeed, all who bolstered two parties corrupt
    As on stage and a play they performed
    For the people, two choices, but not to disrupt
    Their deception of being informed
    Nabobs of Congress vote to increase
    Their own wages to the peoples’ decrease


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