President Obama, speaking at the James Brady White House Briefing room, has announced the creation of an Interagency Gun Control Task Force. The initial action plan is to devise proposals on how to broach gun control legislation that will be favorable to passage within the Congress as well as ensure that gun-related violence be quashed after the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary.
The new task force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden, will include current Obama administration members, representatives of special interest groups, law enforcement and gun rights advocates.
It has escaped Biden’s memory that back in 2008, when assisting Obama in becoming elected for his first term as President, he convinced voters that Obama was a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment. In fact, Biden “guaranteed” that Obama “ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t start buying that malarkey.”
This task force is expected to produce viable proposals that can be included in the President’s State of the Union Address. Obama has vowed to stop gun-related violence with the assistance of public outrage filtered through political posturing to create binding legislation that will diminish the power of the 2nd Amendment.
With reports and studies, the new task force will use existing gun laws as a template in order to implement more stringent measures, cultural influences and mental health services to combat gun-related violence.
Obama referred to the 2nd Amendment as a “strong tradition of gun ownership that’s been handed down from generation to generation” which reveals how he plans to remove its power through Congressional approval of a bill that would revive bans on assault weapons, high capacity ammunition as well as creating circumstances that restrict gun sales at gun shows without background checks.
January of 2013 is the ideal timeframe to introduce this legislation and Obama applied verbal pressure to Congress, warning them that they must act accordingly to support this measure.
Obama said: “The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence doesn’t mean we can’t steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence.”
Evoking the emotions of the nation, Obama asserted that: “There’s already a growing consensus for us to build from. A majority of Americans support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons. A majority of Americans support banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. A majority of American support laws requires background checks before all gun purchases.”
On the WeThePeople website, a petition was initiated with the “goal . . . to force the Obama administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns” as well as a “national dialogue” to coerce the general public to support gun related deaths.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg posturedhimself with this statement: “With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe.”
Bloomberg said that Obama’s “calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough” and he would like to see Obama “send a bill to Congress to fix this problem.” He asserted that “a national tragedy . . . demands a national response.”
As a member of the coercive network called Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), Bloomberg is one of 600 mayors across the nation that would like to see massive restriction of the 2nd Amendment under “commonsense reforms”. Bloomberg has contributed considerable financial donations to MAIG, along with the Joyce Foundation, a globalist Chicago-based non-profit organization started by Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be authorized to prioritize and implement measures approved for action by the task force.
Creating measures to identify who the “dangerous people” are will get the “guns out of the hands” of those deemed unfit by the US government. Obama promises that this action will prevent “atrocities like the one in Newtown.”
Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence praised Obama’s initiative bystating: “The urgency with which the president is taking this issue on is a tremendous step forward. We are hopeful that the task force being led by Vice President Biden will produce real results in real time and we will do everything we can to be constructive partners in that effort.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein said last week that “the president will soon have legislation ‘to lead on’ in the gun control debate.” Feinstein is heading the march against the 2nd Amendment with the introduction of a bill into Congress in January of 2013. This document is just now being drafted with a proposal for the US House of Representatives.
Feinstein explains the bill “will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. Not retroactively, but prospectively. It will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. There will be a bill.”
Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, jumped the “gun” when she announced that House Representative Mike Thompson would be leading the newly envisioned gun control task force. Thompson is a “gun owner, hunter, former co-chair of the Congressional Sportsman Caucus” which would give him the perfect credentials to head this task force, according to Pelosi.
Dueling gun control task forces will bring confusion and conflict on Capitol Hill, which appears to be the intention. Because while the American public are focused on which task force has the authority to ban which weapons, there is an amendment to the Fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act which states that veterans deemed “mentally incompetent” to have the Department of Veterans Affairs decide that they would have their 2nd Amendment rights revoked and not be able to purchase or possess firearms.
With this new bureacracy, it may prove an easy task to take guns from the “mentally incompetent” civilians until the 2nd Amendment is made useless.