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    Angry Obama: We're working on gun control 'under the radar'

    "I just want you to know that we are working on it," Barack Obama reportedly told Sarah Brady regarding gun control. "We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar."

    This interesting bit of news was reported in an April 11 Washington Post Lifestyle section story about Obama's gun-control and regulatory policy wonk Steve Croley. Toward the end of the article the writer, Jason Horowitz, mentions a March 30 meeting between Jim and Sarah Brady and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during which the President "dropped in."

    Horowitz quotes Sarah Brady relating how President Obama gave his personal assurance that he and his administration were working hard on a gun-control agenda. Brady reported that Obama then told them about advancing the agenda "under the radar."

    Apparently Mrs. Brady either doesn't grasp the concept of "under the radar," or, more likely, she expected the reporter to be discreet and keep the "good news" about Obama's stealth operations to himself. Thankfully this reporter chose to report the news, so we have direct corroboration of Obama's sneak-attack against the Second Amendment.

    What is truly startling about this story is the way it has been totally ignored by the rest of the media. Compare the media's current silence with what happened during the 2000 presidential campaign when then NRA Vice-President (and GOP activist) Kayne Robinson told a group of rights supporters in California that electing Bush would mean "we'll have a president where we work out of their office, unbelievably friendly relations."

    The media went into a feeding frenzy over this comment to such a degree that Bush distanced himself from the NRA, publicly endorsed reinstatement of the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban and withdrew overt support for the Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (a law which shields firearms manufacturers from harassment lawsuits over non-faulty products). The story was carried repeatedly on virtually every major media outlet in the country – and it was not based on anything Bush himself had said.

    In Obama's case, the president himself purportedly claimed active support for a highly controversial agenda and admitted that he was violating his own promise of transparency in pursuit of that agenda. Yet the media ignores it.

    Even the folks at the Brady bunch are not spreading the news about the stunning reassurances from the president. There is nothing on their website discussing or even mentioning Obama's chat with Jim and Sarah. Just the fact that a group's leaders were cordially welcomed at the White House, much less given a private, informal meeting with the president would generally be something to crow about, but on their web site the big push right now is to "Tell President Obama to Ban Assault Clips!" (whatever the heck an "assault clip" is).

    Something else conspicuous in its absence on the Brady site is any mention of ATF's recent "study" on the importability of shotguns. Like the president's "under the radar" comment, the Brady bunch doesn't want to provide fodder for folks like me pointing out the truth.

    The president of the United States and his staff are actively engaged in a multi-faceted plot to increase restrictions on firearms ownership, and they are doing their best to keep the American people from knowing about it. The ATF shotgun importability "study" is a core component of that "under the radar" gun-control plot.

    As I have previously reported, the ATF "study" examines current laws, regulations and practices regarding the importability of shotguns based on whether they are considered to have a "sporting purpose" in accordance with the provisions of the Gun Control Act. Like a bank robber wearing a brightly colored hat to distract witnesses' attention from more important identifying features, the ATF "study" puts forward a bold list of features that they say generally distinguish non-sporting shotguns from sporting shotguns.

    As intended, the media, as well as the gun-rights community, have almost universally focused on this list of features to the exclusion of other critical items in the "study," most importantly the statement that the list is a guide, not a rule. It states that, while these features are strong indicators of a gun being non-sporting, and therefore unsuitable for importation, that the real test they intend to employ is one of application, not features.

    What that means is that the list of features is mostly show and the real test is whether the importer can demonstrate that these or similar guns – regardless of what features might be currently attached or how the gun might be currently configured – are commonly used for ATF-recognized sporting purposes such as hunting, trap and skeet shooting.

    Up to this point importers have been able to replace "non-sporting" features like higher capacity magazines, folding stocks and pistol-grips with more traditionally sporting style options. They have also simply removed superfluous items such as compensators, barrel shrouds and bayonet lugs.

    Under the guidelines set forth in the ATF "study," such cosmetic changes will no longer suffice. Importers will have to prove that these guns are actually, commonly used for sports ATF recognizes. The very popular 3-Gun and tactical shotgun competitions of the U.S. Practical Shooting Association, International Defensive Pistol Association and International Practical Shooting Confederation are specifically mentioned in the ATF study and dismissed as not being recognized sports because previous ATF rifle and handgun importability studies have not recognized these sports as sports. So preferred equipment for these very popular and rapidly growing international sports will be blocked from importation because ATF has not previously recognized them as sports, and they are not going to recognize them now because they have not previously recognized them. It is the logic of a merry-go-round.

    Some have suggested that a simple solution to the problem is to just manufacture clones of the non-importable, non-sporting shotguns right here in the good old USA. Unfortunately there is more to the story. The Gun Control Act prohibits importation of any shotgun with the exception of those which the attorney general determines to be "particularly suitable for sporting purposes." But the 1968 Gun Control Act is not the only place in federal law that applies the "sporting purposes" test. The National Firearms Act uses almost identical language when it declares that any firearm with a bore diameter of greater than .5 inches (a 12 gauge shotgun bore is about .73 inches) is a "destructive device," except for those shotguns that the attorney general determines to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes.

    Obama's "under the radar" assault on the Second Amendment is underway. One seemingly minor change in enforcement lays the groundwork for bans not just on importation, but also eventually on sale and possession, of several popular shotgun styles. And it is all taking place virtually undetected and unopposed because, as Obama himself has stated, it is "under the radar." The compliant media and even major gun-rights groups apparently have their radar turned off.
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    Why would the main stream media want to report on this. This is part of their agenda and Obama is their man child. Just like the enconomy going down the tubes. You can't print worhtless money and expect the economy to grow. If the last administration acted the same as this administration has, the main stream media would be going nuts. Even though this president has broken his promise of not conducting business behind closed doors, the main stream media is silent. I'm sure come election time the same problems will be re-elected. And you wonder why things are such a mess. We need a government study to look into this.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    I would expect no less from a commie!

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    This is why we all have to be vigilent and never give an inch. Thanks OKIE for the heads up.
    "When you have to shoot...shoot, don't talk."---Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez (aka "The Rat")From The Good the Bad and the Ugly.

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    Obama is the darling of the liberal media. He can do no wrong. He is wonderful. He is a great man, cant everyone see that he is the right man? I know people who actually believe this garbage the liberal media puts out. When I hear the media swoon over Obama I remember cleaning out the stalls in a barn when I was younger and that Washington DC needs a similar shoveling er I mean cleaning out. Personally I have had all the CHANGE I can take. I will NOT surrender my guns because if I and everyone else does our country and our freedom is done for. Just another bitter voter clinging to his God and guns. Lets send Obama to the unemployment line in 2012.

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    Man, don't get me started! I get so angry about all of this that I feel painted into the corner! None of those Liberal turds will get any vote from me.

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    So this is the next thing to throw at the wall to see if it sticks. Well the last one stuck for 2.5 years this one will do nothing but make the price of firearms go up followed by ammo.

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    I agree with everyone!! I can't stand that self-centered arrogant lying hypocrite!!!!!

    santa, Obama's stuffed CHANGE in a 5 lb bag but the bags been full for over 2 yrs. I WILL NOT be SURRENDERING my guns either!
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    I think I know whay Sara Brady is so crappy all the time. Part of it could be because of Hinkley, but the rest I think is because her face looks like about 100 miles of Death Valley fire trap.

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    ...but the rest I think is because her face looks like about 100 miles of Death Valley fire trap.
    Please do not insult Clemson University's football statium by comparing it to Sara Brady.

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