[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Obama Administration simply cannot stomach the thought of an armed populace. Though they have worked to try and undermine the Second Amendment and have pulled every trick possible to help force federal anti-Second Amendment legislation, they have come up short.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Now, the Obama Administration is signaling that they will, once again, resort to extralegal measures to try and restrict the individual right to keep and bear arms.
The Obama Administration’s Justice Department has declared that they intend to create over a dozen new firearm regulations before Obama’s term runs out, a move that could have far-reaching implications for citizens.
The proposed regulations concern gun storage requirements, high-powered pistols and are mainly aimed at infringing upon the Second Amendment rights of citizens who are guilty of domestic abuse and those who are deemed mentally unfit to retain their God-given right to individual firearm ownership.
The rules will broaden those who are deemed ineligible for firearm ownership, according to the Unified Agenda, a list of rules under development by the government.
Luke O’Dell, vice president of political affairs at the National Association for Gun Rights, blasted the coming regulations as yet-another overstep.
“It’s clear President Obama is beginning his final assault on our Second Amendment rights by forcing his anti-gun agenda on honest law-abiding citizens through executive force,” O’Dell claimed.
While many might be inclined to agree that so-called “domestic abusers” should not have access to firearms, it’s important to note that the coming regulations seek to broaden what defines that term, essentially placing government in a position to decide who is and who is not worthy of the right to bear arms- a frightening notion against which our Founding Fathers fought.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Michael Hammond, legislative counsel for the Gun Owners of America, warned that these rules could apply to a lot of non-violent people who pose little or no danger to society.
“That could be a person who spanked his kid, or yelled at his wife, or slapped her husband.”
Hammond also took issue with the new regulations aimed at keeping “mentally unfit” people from accessing firearms. “The Obama administration is trying very hard to disqualify people from owning a gun on the basis that they are seeing a psychologist.”
While few wish for crazies to be roaming the streets with firearms, the fact is that many, many Americans routinely see psychologists for a wide variety of common mental health issues and the Obama Administration continually seeks to declare that the “mentally ill” should be denied access to firearms and that the government should be the deciders of what constitutes “mental illness” that poses a danger to society.
“A person who experienced a temporary reaction to a traumatic event or who has trouble handling household finances may well be treated the same as a violent psychopath,” the NRA recently wrote.
“Not only is this unjust and stigmatizing, it creates disincentives for those who need mental health treatment to seek it, increasing whatever risks are associated with untreated mental illness,” the organization added.
The road to gun confiscation is no longer a straight shot towards federal legislation; the crusade has shifted to the states and, on a national level, to an advocacy of backdoor gun control policies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]