gun control

Obama’s Gun Grab Meant to Distract from ISIS Threat

Michael Needham, The Resurgent

Barack Obama’s effort to turn our attention, again, to gun control, is a distraction from our real problems, and most Americans will recognize it as such. But there’s a lesson for conservatives to take from his approach: when the left tries to redirect the conversation, we need to push back with equal and opposite force.

Obama Cites Jesus in Push for Gun Control

Mark Judge, CNS News

In his announcement of several executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, President Obama quoted Jesus. The passage is from the Gospel of John: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

It’s Time To Call BS on Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson

This is going to play out exactly the same way Rep. Culberson’s cynical lies about stopping Obama's executive amnesty played out. Culberson will bluster, he will threaten, he may even hold a hearing or two, but absolutely nothing Obama does on guns is going to change because Culberson has already funded everything Obama plans to do right through September 2016. Please sign our open letter to Capitol Hill Republican leaders, tell them "If you won't stand with us to defend our Second Amendment rights, why should we stand with you on Election Day?"

Senator Jeff Sessions: Obama Seeks To Disarm Americans While Freeing Most Dangerous Criminals

The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is not disarming them.  The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is to arrest, prosecute, convict and jail criminal offenders, especially armed career criminals illegally using guns. This is the way to reduce gun violence.

Obama to regulate all 'engaged' in selling firearms, add 430 agents, in sweeping rewrite of rules

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

The White House late Monday issued its new gun control rules and moved to regulate anybody who is "engaged" in selling arms, including those who might just sell a handful, a sweeping rewrite of the federal rules covering firearms dealers.

Obama’s Gun-Control Plan Includes Gun-Ban For Some Social Security Beneficiaries

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart

The push for a ban on gun possession for certain Social Security beneficiaries was already in the works during the summer, but it is also incorporated into the “mental health” aspect of Obama’s executive gun control.

Barack Obama’s Ephemeral Legacy as He Begins Grabbing Guns

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

With Obamacare as the chief exception, most of the President’s legacy is temporary. Even his revisions to Obamacare are subject to deletion with the stroke of a pen by the next President. His Iranian deal could go away. His environmental deal could go away. His education plans, immigration plans, national security plans, energy plans, and most of the rest of his administration can all disappear with the stroke of a pen. Congress is not needed just as the President now has bypassed Congress.

Obama, NRA on collision course

Tim Devaney, The Hill

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is set to mobilize against President Obama’s plan to tighten gun control via executive authority, setting the stage for a new battle between the administration and what may be Washington’s most powerful lobbying group.

White House admits gun move will be tied up in court

Melanie Hunter, CNS News

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that he would not be surprised if those who are opposed to President Barack Obama using his executive authority to enact gun control legislation without congressional approval try to tie it up in court for the remaining 12 months of Obama’s presidency.

GOA: Yes, Obama IS Coming After Your Guns

Obama believes that because terrorists and some who are mentally deranged want to kill us, we should take a closer look at our gun laws. On that point, we agree:  We do need to reexamine our gun laws.  But what will make us safer is to repeal unconstitutional gun laws.   Click the link to sign our open letter to Capitol Hill Republicans, tell Ryan and McConnell "If you won't stand with us to defend our Second Amendment rights, why should we stand with you on Election Day?"

NRA builds citizen army to fight anti-gun 'extremists, gun-hating politicians'

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

The National Rifle Association has opened a new membership drive to build its ranks for a "winner-take-all" shootout with liberals like President Obama and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton over the future of gun ownership and the Second Amendment.

Obama Wants To Do Something, ANYTHING, About Gun Crimes (Except Prosecute Them)

Caleb Howe, RedState

For every elected or registered democrat who actually wants to prosecute criminals, there are dozens who would rather prosecute the NRA and Republican politicians. Because they don’t care about the crime. Or the criminals. Just their own political agenda. And that agenda is to disarm you.

Gallup: Only 2% of Americans Name 'Guns/Gun Control' Among Nation's Most Important Problems in 2015

Susan Jones, CNS News

As President Obama prepares to announce new executive actions on gun control Monday, a newly released Gallup Poll shows that "guns/gun control" ranked near the bottom of Americans' most pressing concerns in 2015. In fact, guns/gun control ranked 19th out of 23 top problems facing the country last year.

Trump: Hillary Clinton Should Disarm Her Bodyguards

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart

On January 3 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump used a Facebook post to call out Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy in telling the American people that guns “don’t keep you safe” while simultaneously surrounding herself with “heavily armed bodyguards.”

Report From Real America: “Damn Obama, every time he goes on TV we sell out of ammo…”

“They say they’re buying because they don’t feel like the government is protecting us,” said the owner of a gun shop in Tennessee. “That’s a theme I didn’t use to hear.”

Thank Paul Ryan For Obama’s Gun Grab

When the details and the text of Obama’s gun grab become public don’t blame Obama – blame Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the spineless Capitol Hill Republicans who elected them, passed the Omnibus, and empowered Obama to spend his last year in office attacking constitutional liberty, stripping you of your rights and fundamentally changing America. Click the link to sign our open letter to Capitol Hill Republicans, tell Ryan and McConnell "If you won't stand with us to defend our Second Amendment rights, why should we stand with you on Election Day?"

California Gun Law Will Let Police Confiscate Legally-Owned Weapons

Blake Neff, Daily Caller

Once granted, police can use the restraining order to confiscate all of a person’s guns and ammunition, and the person is also barred from buying or possessing guns and ammo for the duration of the order. A full court hearing must then be heard within three weeks. At that hearing, a judge will be able to extend the restraining order for an entire year.

Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

Kerry Pickett, Daily Caller

Virginia GOP’ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring’s move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. “I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.”

How they’ll take your guns away

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

In the next year, Barack Obama will grind down the institutional bureaucracy on approval issues. They will make it harder to obtain approvals and make it more expensive to buy guns. They’ll do it all by skirting congress and they will do it with the nodding approval of the media. That is how they will take your guns away — by making the cost of owning them too onerous for the average, law abiding citizen.

Paul pushes new bill to thwart Obama action on gun control

Jordain Carney, The Hill

Sen. Rand Paul is pushing for a vote to restrict President Obama's ability to enact new gun control regulations. The Kentucky Republican has introduced legislation that would decree any executive action on gun control that either infringes upon congressional authority or potentially violates the Second Amendment as "advisory only" until legislation that supported the action is passed by Congress.