[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Obama’s Department of Justice is looking to push-through at least a dozen new regulations that will impact our Second Amendment rights before President Obama leaves office. While the regulations are still being formulated by the DOJ, they have explained that the regulations will center on tightening restrictions on who will and will not be allowed to own firearms, including a broadening of what is and what is not domestic abuse.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The regulations will also crackdown on reporting requirements for gun dealers and even new regulations concerning what type of firearms can be owned.
To stop this executive tyranny, Republicans in the House are using the power of the purse to try and keep the executive in line and away from our Second Amendment rights.
House Republicans are pushing appropriations riders to the House’s funding bill that would require the federal government to back-off of these new regulations in order to receive funding.
Though the GOP’s efforts amount to nothing more than demanding that the executive branch follow the law, Democrats are steaming mad and vowing to fight the effort.
“Once again the Republicans are governing dangerously by planning to offer a poison pill amendment that jeopardizes the safety of our law enforcement and first responders,” Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) claimed. “Congress should be passing common-sense gun safety laws to save lives and keep our men and women in uniform safe – not caving to the reckless demands of the gun lobby,” he continued.
“These policies prevent thoughtful debate and consideration of our nation’s gun policies, which at present allow tens of thousands of people to die from gunshot wounds each year,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) claimed.
House Democrats have sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner demanding that the GOP not include these riders.
“Gun violence reduction and prevention is an important and sensitive issue,” the Democrats wrote. “Given the renewed national focus on gun violence prevention, now is not the time to include controversial appropriations riders that negatively impact gun laws.”
What exists is a fundamental difference of opinion. While liberals maintain that strict gun control laws save lives, the stats consistently prove otherwise. Still, those who “feel” global warming is real are not easily dissuaded from “feeling” that gun control saves lives and Democrats continue an aggressive campaign to be the deciders of who is and who is not worthy to be gifted the right of the Second Amendment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]