7 Things Obama Hid In His Gun-Control Plan

From America’s 1st Freedom:  http://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/1/8/7-things-obama-hid-in-his-gun-control-plan/

President Obama was long on platitudes and short on specifics at Tuesday’s emotional gun-control press conference. Perhaps that’s because some of the things he’s proposing have far-reaching ramifications that would appall most Americans, gun-owning or not.

1. Barack Obama plans to use Social Security Administration (SSA) records to deny Second Amendment rights to tens of thousands of seniors. The White House fact sheet says new reporting from the SSA “will cover appropriate records of the approximately 75,000 people each year who have a documented mental health issue, receive disability benefits, and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment, or who have been found by a state or federal court to be legally incompetent.” Notice the use of the word “or,” which illegally eliminates the requirement that a citizen be adjudicated mentally ill before the government can deny them a constitutional right.

This is the same policy that the administration has used to justify turning over to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the names of 177,000 U.S. veterans who have named a representative payee to help them manage their affairs. Commonly, veterans with a representative payee have asked for assistance as a matter of convenience due to injuries or other limiting conditions. But the Obama administration has seized on those requests as proof of mental illness, and would add their names to the list of persons prohibited from owning guns. Tens of thousands of seniors can now expect the same treatment as a condition of receiving their benefits.

2. Obama’s vague redefinition of who is “engaged in the business of selling guns” is designed to scare anyone who sells a gun. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) specifies that a person who “devotes time, attention and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms” is required to be licensed. ATF further explains that “if you only make occasional sales of firearms from your personal collection, you do not need to be licensed.”

However, the Obama administration now warns that you could be convicted “for only one or two transactions,” with penalties up to five years and fines up to $250,000. Already, forums and blogs are lighting up with questions from alarmed hobbyists who are afraid to post a gun for sale. This chilling effect on private sales is certainly not unwelcome in the White House.

Continue reading at:  http://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/1/8/7-things-obama-hid-in-his-gun-control-plan/

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