By Erik Rush
Oh, look. What a surprise. Bath House Barry is once again planning to act without congressional approval. At this point, he doesn’t even bother to hide it. Obama is again asserting that he is our emperor, and he will do as he likes in the eroding of Americans’ constitutionally-protected rights.
According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama’s advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval.
After recent mass shootings – none of which could have been prevented with the illegal White House proposal – Obama articulated his intention to tighten gun laws without a vote in Congress. White House officials have said they’re exploring closing the so-called “gun show loophole” that allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
Online weapons buyers are in fact required to undergo a background check prior to taking possession of firearms purchased online.
Speaking Wednesday night at a vigil for the victims of the Newtown shooting, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his “team” to complete a proposal and submit it for his review “in short order.” She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks.
This shameless and illegal assault on the Second Amendment, which has already been compromised to a grotesque degree, is indicative of the barefaced evil of the Obama administration and its intention to rule rather than govern.
Our nation’s founders, having just finished fighting a war – with guns – for independence from an oppressive government, knew that if citizens were to represent themselves in this new government, the right of succeeding generations to bear arms must always be preserved. Thus, it is easy to understand why the Second Amendment was second rather than fifth.
It was not the intention of our nation’s founders that this right be incrementally eroded by tyrants. Why do state and local governments and organizations stipulated in these illegal decrees comply with them at all? Because some are spineless, some are complicit, and some don’t understand that the Second Amendment means that government doesn’t get to qualify or curtail our right to keep and bear arms, period.
It is only when America’s gun owners, state governors, sheriffs, and merchants band together and demonstrate decisively that these unlawful measures will not be obeyed will we see a reversal of this hundred year-old trend.