Amidst the much-hyped glitches during the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's Healthcare.gov website, Limbaugh took it as an opportunity to resurrect one of the far-right's favorite baseless conspiracy theories: The national gun registry.
Limbaugh noted that CGI Group, the company that was hired to create the website, had also been contracted to manage the Canadian Firearms Registry. Building off of this, accused the Obama administration of possibly building a "stealth" gun registry in the United States.
Do you know this company, this IT company that they hired, this is from Joel Pollak at Breitbart: "Obamacare Tech Firm Tried, Failed to Build Gun Registry in Canada." You think this might be why they got hired? "CGI, the Canadian company whose U.S. subsidiary built the failed Obamacare website, was once contracted to build a federal gun registry for the Canadian government, Breitbart News has learned.....
For crying out loud, not only did they waste a bunch of money, they hired a firm which had a track record of failure. This is exactly what happens. As long as you are trying to do something to advance and further the agenda and you're right in line with the cause, doesn't matter how much you fail, you're gonna get promoted. So here's a group, tried to put together a gun registry in Canada.
Oh, yeah, we love those kinds of people. Oh, yeah. Gun registry, that's the kind of people we need. And while we're working on health care they can in a stealth way be establishing one of those here maybe. Just ruminating here.
And no, the allegations that Obama is trying to create a gun registry did not magically transform from fiction to reality as a result of this repeated chanting of the conspiracy theory either.
It always has been, and forever will be, a complete load of crap.