Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gun Control by Other Means

Anyone who thinks Obozo, Reid, and Pelosi have given up on gun control is delusional. But the method to obtain such control will not be legislative, and will be indirect.

That's clear already.

In order to circumvent Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s pro-gun amendment to the bill, Reid has now scuttled the Senate version of the 9/11 extension, tacked everything onto a motion to concur with a House-passed small business bill, and employed a procedure to lock out ALL Republican amendments, including Paul’s pro-gun amendment.

As you know, Rand Paul’s amendment would exempt 4473’s and other gun records from the blanket information demands which BATF can make under 9/11 legislation.

Without Paul’s exemption, it is theoretically possible that BATF could go to a secret (FISA) court, and, in a one-party (ex parte) proceeding, obtain an order to produce every 4473 in the country, ostensibly because a “terrorism investigation” requires it.

Terror, indeed....


jimspice said...

"...given up on..."

You know the (D)s had the presidency, house and senate for 2 years, and the only gun legislation that came out of it was expanding rights to national parks. What possible evidence do you have to fuel your conspiracy theory.

Dad29 said...

Did you read the red-highlighted text above?

The (D) Party, following the landslide (R) Congressionals mid-term of Clinton, decided that gun control was the new third rail.

That's why they've not legislated any gun controls in the last couple of years.

But Obozo is a doctrinaire ideologue--and is perfectly willing to use regulatory authority to get whatever he wants.

The 4473's are a handy first step.

jimspice said...

Yeah. Good luck with that. But I wouldn't bet the house.