Obama was for the most restrictive gun laws in America when he was an Illinois state senator. He was anti-gun when he was US Senator. And now that he’s President, he’s inflicting his anti-gun and anti-second amendment preferences on the rest of the nation.
Add that to his personal war against Texas, and you have Obama’s newest gun grab:
The Office of Management and Budget today approved a federal rule that will require gun-dealers along the U.S southwest border to report multiple sales of semi-automatic weapons with detachable magazines.
Under the rule, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will send requests to gun dealers in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico seeking information on gun buyers who purchase two or more weapons a week that are long guns with semi-automatic action, have a caliber greater than .22 and have a detachable magazine.
Department of Justice and ATF officials say the rule is needed to combat the flow of guns going to Mexico and straw purchasers.
If the Eric Holder and the ATF really wanted to combat the flow of guns going to Mexico, they could simply quit selling and giving guns directly to the drug cartels and Mexican gangs.
There never was a problem with US guns flowing to Mexico until our own Government — specifically Obama and Holder — created a problem. All so they could do exactly what they’ve just done — use it as an excuse to implement new tougher gun laws. And if you think this is the extent of it, you haven’t been paying attention.
More from the LA Times:
“It’s the height of hypocrisy,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), who is leading the House investigation into Fast and Furious, called it a “political maneuver designed to protect the careers of political appointees at the Justice Department and not public safety.”
Cole made no mention of Fast and Furious. U.S. authorities lost track of most of the weapons, and many were later found at crime scenes in Mexico. In December, two turned up at the slaying of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
Smith said the administration should target the cartels rather than monitor legal gun purchases in the U.S. He also said a recent government report found that only 40% of the border is under “operational control” of the Border Patrol.
“They simply need to secure the Southwest border, not restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens,” he said.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, agreed. He called the new measure a “reckless policy” that “would do nothing to stop the flow of firearms.”