The Obama administration is looking to looking to act administratively and unilaterally on guns, deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told “legitimate news media” during its daily briefing at the White House on Tuesday, The Blaze reported.
“The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for robust legislative action.”
What kind of legislative action would the president like to see? He told us just yesterday, parroting “developed world” talking points the gun-grab groups use to stump for undermining the last stronghold against global citizen disarmament.
“A couple of decades ago Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown, and Australia just said, ‘Well, that’s it. We’re not doing -- we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws,” The Washington Times quoted Obama.
To see the types of edicts Obama means to impose if he can get away with it, one need only look at gun laws in Australia, compiled by GunPolicy.org, a project of the Sydney School of Public Health, which, while decidedly anti-gun, nonetheless provides instructive and useful compilations of gun laws from around the globe.
“The regulation of guns in Australia is categorized as restrictive,” the summary tells us. “In Australia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law.”
That’s evident by what they permit, the conditions they impose, and especially by what they disallow.
“In Australia, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic and semi-automatic firearms, self-loading and pump action shotguns, handguns with a caliber in excess of .38in with only narrow exemptions, semi-automatic handguns with a barrel length less than 120mm, and revolvers with a barrel length less than 100mm,” the site advises. “In Australia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited, with only narrow exceptions for permanently inoperable collector's, display, or museum guns. [P]rivate possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and their lookalikes is prohibited in all but exceptional circumstances. [P]rivate possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent condition.”
We further learn that licenses are required to possess firearms and ammunition, and a “genuine reason” must be approved to get the licenses approved. Naturally, there’s a host of regulations that license is contingent upon, including obtaining “third party character references,” that they must be reapplied for and re-qualified for every few years, that there are limits on how many guns and how much ammunition may be owned, and of course, that everything is registered.
Naturally open and concealed carry “in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.”
This is what Obama would like to impose here. Everywhere. Funny, how that directly contradicts his "I know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne" lie.
But it's hardly surprising. This is the same panderer who, while campaigning, made these promises:
When you all go home and you're talking to your buddies and you say, ah 'He wants to take my gun away.' You've heard it here, I'm on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away.
That’s probably the first truthful thing he’s said about guns, but not for reasons he presumes.
He won’t. Although I don’t put it past him to try.
If I like my guns I can keep my guns?
I do. And I intend to.
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