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Executive Action: Obama To Ban Importation of Ammo, Magazines and Gun Accessories
SHTF Plan ^ | April 23, 2013 | Marc Slavo

Posted on 04/23/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT by SatinDoll

Over the course of the last month, while Americans were distracted with the threat of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula and the devastation wrought by the Boston bombings, President Obama was quietly working behind the scenes to craft laws and regulations that will further erode the Second Amendment.

Congress, and thus We the People, may have unequivocally rejected federal legislation in March which aimed to outlaw most semi-automatic rifles, restrict magazine capacity, and force national registration, but that didn’t stop the President from ceding regulatory control over firearms importation to the United Nations just two weeks later. What the UN Arms Trade Treaty, passed without media fanfare by 154 counties, would do is to restrict the global trade of, among other things, small arms and light weapons. Opponents of the treaty argue that loopholes within the new international framework for global gun control may make it illegal for Americans to purchase and import firearms manufactured outside of the United States.

To further his gun-grabbing agenda, however, President Obama and his administration didn’t stop there.

Now they’re taking another significant step against Americans’ right to bear arms – and they’re doing it through Presidential Executive Action, a strategy that, once again, bypasses Congressional oversight and the legislative process.

…it appears that the BHO Administration is taking executive action on firearms importation. Take a few minutes to read this: After Senate setback, Obama quietly moving forward with gun regulation. Here is the key portion of the article:

“The Importation of Defense Articles and Defense Services — U.S. Munitions Import List references executive orders, amends ATF regulations and clarifies Attorney General authority “to designate defense articles and defense services as part of the statutory USML for purposes of permanent import controls,” among other clauses specified in heavy legalese requiring commensurate analysis to identify just what the administration’s intentions are. Among the speculations of what this could enable are concerns that importing and International Traffic in Arms Regulations [ITAR] may go forward to reflect key elements within the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.”[Emphasis added.]

Depending on how it is implemented, the implications of this change could be huge. With the stroke a of a pen and without the consent of Congress, ATF bureaucrats could make ANY gun part or accessory (including magazines) or ammunition that were originally manufactured or perhaps even those designed for military use no longer legal for importation for civilian use. That might mean no more milsurp parts sets. No more milsurp magazines. No more milsurp ammo. No more milsurp optics. Perhaps not even spare firing pins. This could be ugly.

I strongly recommend that you stock up on magazines, ammunition and spare parts for any of your imported military pattern guns, as soon as possible! Once an import ban is implemented, prices will skyrocket.

Source: James Rawles’ Survival Blog via The Prepper Website

Just five days ago the President vowed to push forward on gun control without Congress and Nancy Pelosi argued that no matter what Congress says, gun control is inevitable.

This latest round of Executive Actions is what they meant.

A direct on attack on the second amendment is difficult if not impossible, so they are trying to slither their way in through the backdoor by restricting international trade so we can’t import new firearms, by restricting access to accessories and gun parts, by heavily taxing ammunition and gun purchases, by mandating policies like forcing gun owners to have liability insurance, and of course, by identifying potentially dangerous gun owners and simply taking their firearms because of public safety concerns.

The President recently suggested that the American people have spoken, and that they want guns to be restricted, banned and heavily regulated.

If that’s so, then how is that a bipartisan Congress overwhelmingly rejected the President’s bid to restrict and outlaw private ownership of millions of weapons and gun accessories?

Going through the United Nations and now implementing Executive Actions to bypass America’s Constitutionally mandated system of checks and balances is an act of desperation.

Those who would take our rights have been left with no choice but to try and force their agenda upon us through dictatorial means.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; ammo; ammunition; banglist; bhofascism; democrats; govtabuse; guncontrol; importammo; obama; secondamendment; tyranny
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Executive Actions: Obama to Ban Importation of Ammo, Magazines and Gun Accessories Without Congressional Approval

1 posted on 04/23/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

we should ban imported jugg-eared marxists.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 4:19:13 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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3 posted on 04/23/2013 4:19:45 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SatinDoll

ILA/NRA are ready jug ears.

LLS


4 posted on 04/23/2013 4:22:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SatinDoll

How the hell can he do that?


5 posted on 04/23/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: SatinDoll
Dictatorship of the liberal proletariat in the making.
6 posted on 04/23/2013 4:24:05 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: SatinDoll
Clinton did many of the same things. He (through ATF) banned most Norinco firearm imports and most chinese 7.62x39 ammo. There are still Norinco rifles that one can buy in Canada that are not allowed to be sold in the USA.

Let the petulant child do his thing. There will come a time when he will either regret what he has done or want something.

It sucks, but we have lived through this kind of thing before.

7 posted on 04/23/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357
It sucks, but we have lived through this kind of thing before.

When? My memory isn't what it used to be.

8 posted on 04/23/2013 4:26:43 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SatinDoll

What the illegal immigrant situation teaches us is , that if the group of people who violate the law is large it then becomes a sought after political groups.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 4:27:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: SatinDoll

He’s an insane communist.

But you already knew that.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 4:27:58 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SatinDoll

executive orders can’t do this. they can’t just create legislation, they are only allowed to be orders for executive agencies. congress can’t allow this.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 4:32:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Robert357

>>It sucks, but we have lived through this kind of thing before.

When? Not in this country, we haven’t!

Massive unemployment, a government that is importing terrorists and criminals, an uneducated electorate, unpayable national debt, outsourcing of manufacturing, GMO food, feminization of the military, jackbooted thugs kicking down doors, surveillance everywhere, databases, the assault on Christianity, the gaying of our children, etc....

The EOs to keep guns away from us isn’t happening in a vacuum. That marxist POS is attacking us on every side.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 4:33:51 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SatinDoll

Whatever. Magazines are simple to fabricate. I look forward to paying cash for US produced steel mags from private sellers. The surplus ammo will dry up eventually and be replaced by commercial or home produced ammo anyway. What bothers me is, IF he does this it is a step down a very dangerous path, because there is no rational justification for it other than to put the populace at the mercy of federal forces. No other purpose whatsoever.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 4:34:56 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Bryanw92
Massive unemployment,

Looking back over the past 30 years of my work life, I can't remember anyone I knew being unemployed for any significant period of time, except for career changes.

I've been laid off twice in the past four years. Several members of our extended family are unemployed. Several of my friends have been unemployed, and many of my neighbors have been unemployed --some for years. The rate must be at least 15%

14 posted on 04/23/2013 4:39:40 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Mr. K
How the hell can he do that?

The same way that Bush 41 did, right about the time of his tantrum over the NRA's use of the phrase "jack-booted thugs" to describe BATF.

The '68 Gun Control Act gives ATF import/export oversight with regard to guns, ammo and certain accessories. The President really doesn't even need an executive order to do this (though Obama will use one to score political points with his supporters). The controls are already in the law, all he needs to do is call the BATF(E) administrator and direct him to exert the agency's authority in such a way to accomplish his goals.

If this is correct (and Rawles is usually fairly reliable), we've seen the last of the cheap 7.62x39 ammo and AK magazines (just two obvious examples). There might be some shipments already stateside that haven't made it out to retailers yet, but the prices sure won't be going anywhere but up.

15 posted on 04/23/2013 4:40:52 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SatinDoll
"King Obama at his worst?"

King?!? No. Traitor? Yes!

16 posted on 04/23/2013 4:41:00 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: SatinDoll
This only concerns out of country imports. I expect him to write more RULES to affect our in country manufactured weapons/ammo/magazines. He will think of a way to do it. He will also get doctors to report every medicine someone is taking and then Attorney General Holder will issue an order you can't buy a gun and can't have a gun, so turn it in because you are taking “x” medicine which makes you a risk/danger to the public.
17 posted on 04/23/2013 4:42:16 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yes, I already know what BHO2 really is.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 4:42:22 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
executive orders can’t do this. they can’t just create legislation, they are only allowed to be orders for executive agencies. congress can’t allow this.

Much of this is already in GCA '68.

19 posted on 04/23/2013 4:42:24 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Congress doesn’t seem to have noticed yet. When they do, maybe something will happen.

Right now some Congress critters are fixated on the lies of Hillary Clinton, others on immigration ‘reform’, and still others on the fast and loose handling of deportations of “person’s of interest”.

John Boehner is an incompetent as Speaker and can’t get his troops in order.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 4:45:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Marcella

federal law is pretty clear about when a person loses their RKBA because of mental ullness. A script for xanex or elavil or whatever doesn’t preclude firesrm ownership. You have to be declared mentally incompetent by a court and/or be committed to a mental hospital. I think it has to be involuntarily too.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 4:57:05 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: SatinDoll

As I have posted before, imported ammo has been sitting in containers on docks for a log time. Obama has already been doing this via Customs. This is one of the big reasons for the shortage. I wonder of there is litigation that has been moving through the legal system and Obama has to do something like this now.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 5:14:25 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: SatinDoll

***That might mean no more milsurp parts sets. No more milsurp magazines. No more milsurp ammo. No more milsurp optics. Perhaps not even spare firing pins. This could be ugly. ****

again reminds me of the 1968 Gun Control Law which banned the import of 5 shot bolt action army surplus rifles and and handguns, ammo, and small foreign made handguns. They also banned military “armaments”.

A TULSA gun shop was raided by the ATF because they were in violation because they imported....FLINTLOCK gun flints!


23 posted on 04/23/2013 5:15:13 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: lonestar; Robert357

****It sucks, but we have lived through this kind of thing before.

When? My memory isn’t what it used to be. ****

Post 1968 after that travesty the 1968 Gun Control Law was passed.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 5:17:34 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: SatinDoll

Can an EO that effects commerce be legal?


25 posted on 04/23/2013 5:20:11 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: RC one
“A script for xanex or elavil or whatever doesn’t preclude firesrm ownership. You have to be declared mentally incompetent by a court and/or be committed to a mental hospital. I think it has to be involuntarily too.”

The VA right now, today, can determine on their own a Vet cannot have a firearm.

What you say is the way it was BEFORE HUSSEIN. Hussein now gives a state money to encourage doctors to send medical records to the BATF. It will be the BATF and/or Holder that will make that decision by themselves. It will happen. I read the subject matter he was going to put in every executive order he was going to write to get control of guns and magazines and ammo..

26 posted on 04/23/2013 5:25:51 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: SatinDoll

Maybe Obama should halt the import of Muslims.


27 posted on 04/23/2013 5:26:14 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Trod Upon

These are very high quality.

http://stores.csspecs.com/StoreFront.bok


28 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:36 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: SatinDoll

What is undoubtedly the worst president in the entire history of the United States, coupled with the most incompetent staff of addled Marxist ideologues ever assembled, are doing everything they possibly can to f*ck with gun owners - and just about everyone else on the right/conservative end of the spectrum, as well.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 5:35:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SatinDoll

In December 2008 I wrote:

Welcome to New Kenya (Africa USA).

Where the law of the Jungle replaced the Law of the Land.

From: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2145514/posts

4 posted on Tue 09 Dec 2008 09:55:41 AM CST by Texas Fossil


30 posted on 04/23/2013 5:37:55 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Closer to 23%


31 posted on 04/23/2013 5:39:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: The KG9 Kid
Maybe Obama should halt the import of Muslims.

Maybe we the people will export Won.

32 posted on 04/23/2013 5:44:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: SatinDoll

I can’t imagine anything that will sell more domestically produce ammo than an importation ban. Some gun owners will insist on having a mountain of ammo on hand before they stop buying.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 5:44:58 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: The KG9 Kid

Maybe we will treat him like Mel Zelaya in Honduras, pick him up in the middle of the night in a helicopter, fly him to the border an dump him off in a foreign country in his PJ’s.


34 posted on 04/23/2013 5:46:13 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Charles Martel
Your answer is 100% spot on.

Don't forget Bill Bennett was in on the gun import ban too.

Bennett claimed that “assault weapons” were the firearms of choice for violent drug dealers. The claim, of course, was nonsense.

35 posted on 04/23/2013 5:49:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SatinDoll
The President recently suggested that the American people have spoken, and that they want guns to be restricted, banned and heavily regulated.

He's a narcissistic liar.

36 posted on 04/23/2013 5:54:03 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes, I remember Bill Bennett’s role back then. The 1989 Semi-Auto Import Ban was also given some political cover by the domestic gun manufacturers who supported limiting the competition. I’ve always suspected that Bill Ruger’s policy on magazine capacity was somehow tied to this.


37 posted on 04/23/2013 6:18:22 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SatinDoll

Congress can stop these executive orders.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 6:44:16 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

As I noted in previous comments, some of this became law in 1968. It all comes down to BATF policies, which in turn come down to what the President tells that agency to do.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 6:54:56 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Marcella

all true but still, it’s unprecedented and beyond the scope of his power. He can and will be challenged in court and beaten. The first of many expected lawsuits was just filed against the VA yesterday by the United States Justice Foundation btw. It will be a long, interesting, and very public fight.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 7:10:34 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: freekitty

I know, and that is the fault of John Boehner. The Democrats must be blackmailing him!


41 posted on 04/23/2013 7:16:24 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

His EO will fail to stop people from getting ammo.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 4:30:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: William Tell

Yup, I plan on being the Mt Everest of inventory.


43 posted on 04/24/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Sarajevo
He's a narcissistic pathological liar.

There, increased the accuracy of the statement...

44 posted on 04/24/2013 5:27:58 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: SatinDoll
Always buy Ammo, Mags, and Accessories that bear The label:

MADE IN THE USA


45 posted on 04/24/2013 5:51:25 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: SatinDoll

So tell me what court would allow an executive order to be presented in the prosecution of an individual.


46 posted on 04/24/2013 6:19:06 AM PDT by Revel
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To: SatinDoll

When the most popular gun related items that are being banned from import come to be in short supply - the Mexican Drug cartels can simply add them to the contraband they bring across the border. Cocaine and Marijuana can’t be imported but the cartels do it is massive quantities ... so a new product line is added by the Cartels ... wow Capitalism.


47 posted on 04/24/2013 7:48:43 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: SatinDoll

How can a man who could’ve stopped the Boston bombing but allowed it to happen to bolster his DHS ARMY, still be President?


48 posted on 04/24/2013 8:36:56 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: lonestar
You asked when......May 26, 1994 and April 6, 1998

http://stores.polytechparts.com/-strse-template/importban/Page.bok

On May 26, 1994, President Clinton announced the renewal of Most Favored Nation trading status for the People’s Republic of China. At the same time, however, in light of “continuing human rights abuses” in China, he announced certain trading sanctions against that country. One of the sanctions was a ban on the importation of munitions from China.....Customs subsequently advised its field agents that the embargo was effective as of May 28, 1994, and that all permits for importing arms from China had been rendered null and void. On June 27, 1994, BATF advised companies holding permits to import munitions from China that the embargo became effective on May 28 and that their permits were revoked as of that date. Congress subsequently enacted legislation that ameliorated the effect of the ban by providing that it would not be enforced with respect to shipments that, as of May 26, 1994, were in a bonded warehouse or foreign trade zone, in port, or in transit to the United States.

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/04/06/assault.weapons/

During a Rose Garden press briefing with uniformed police officers on hand, President Bill Clinton mentioned two specific weapons, the AK-47s manufactured by Russia, China and other nations, and the Uzi, an Israeli-made weapon. Such weapons, the president said, are not needed for deer hunting or skeet shooting.

Clinton said he was issuing the order based on the finding of a review prepared by the Treasury Department, the parent agency of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

“That is why our administration has concluded that the import of assault weapons that use large-capacity military magazines should be banned,” Clinton said.

The AK-47 and the Uzi, he said, “are military weapons, weapons of war. They were never meant for a day in the country, and they are certainly not meant for a night on the streets. Today, we are working to make sure they stay off our streets.”

As I said, “It sucks, but we have lived through this kind of think before.”

49 posted on 04/24/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Trod Upon

I think it is time to reign in this executive order nonsense.

Constitutional amendment? federal law?

Even judges should be worried since their rulings have no meaning. Eventually why even fund judges since an exective order can override a judicial ruling.

life appointments do not matter if court is closed.


50 posted on 04/24/2013 10:42:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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