Skip to comments.Obama to Register Rifles
Posted on 12/20/2010 1:48:13 PM PST by Bob Leibowitz
For the first time ever, the Obama administration is taking steps to register rifles sold through firearms dealers begininning January 5, 2011.
It seems that otherwise law-abiding rifles used for recreationplinking, hunting and shooting competitions and self-defense while north of the Mexican border, turn into stone cold cartel killers once they cross south of the Rio Grande. There's no data on whether their criminal behavior continues after they return to U. S. or if they revert to their previous good citizenship.
Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has requested emergency approval from the White House Office of Budget Management to require 8,500 federally-regulated firearms retailers in four states to report two or more sales to the same purchaser within 5 days of rifles that fire a round larger than .22 long rifle.
According to Scripps News, the goal isn't to stop sales but to just allow authorities to immediately seek out the buyer and try to determine his motives. OK, but while they're at it, how about an investigation of the editorials at Scripps, just to determine their motives?
The new Obama registration would apply to semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines larger than five rounds. It would include a majority of the rifles manufactured in the last 75 years.
With typically Obama graciousness, however, BATFE plans to allow public comments for 60 days, though the rule would be enforced while comments are received.
Let's see, we can comment
but only after the fact.
Why? What are the commies afraid of?
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That sounds like fecal profiling. I think some hippy “judge” has already ruled that “unconstipational”.
This is it. Registration precedes confiscation.
Authority? White House Office of Budget? WTH???
Cool, the 5.56mm of an AR-15 is only .22 caliber.
Simple solution, wait 7 days before buying the next rifle. These a$$hats have no idea od WTF they are doing. It’s just “throw another rock and see it breaks a window” government.
The are afraid of an armed citizenry, which is exactly what the Second Amendment protects.
They hate the second amendment. They will render it ineffective if given a chance.
Hmmm, during the Soviet-Afghan War, the Afghan fighters took down Soviet helicopters with rocks. I wonder if Obama is planning to register rocks too. Necessity being the mother and all... just sayin’
Maybe if he did his dang job and closed the border we wouldn’t have the problem of smuggled rifles going south. Oh wait this is his demented plan, blame Americans for his failures then steal their rights.
We are approaching the point where we’ll need a 24 hour guard of our household guns and ammo to protect against confiscation.
It won’t be safe to live alone.
I feel like I’m living in an alternate reality.
Well Barry, good luck with that.
What about rifled shotgun barrels?
The incrementalism has begun.
This will be one of the first few tests of the new GOP led Congress.
Along with the Education Dept., the EPA, and the Energy Dept., the BATFE is long overdue for disbanding it and consignment to the ashheap of history.
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