President Obama’s Executive Gun Control

On January 4, 2016, President Obama announced a series of new executive actions intended to increase restrictions on gun sales and access. The statement “clarifies” that the definition of those “engaged in the business” of selling firearms, making it more difficult for individuals to transfer the ownership of guns, and expands staffing for the enforcement of these guidelines. It directs the Social Security Administration to determine how to share private mental health records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), potentially prohibiting law abiding citizens, including veterans and older Americans, from purchasing or possessing a firearm. It also asserts a strong federal role in “shaping the future of gun safety technology,” laying a foundation to develop additional regulations for gun manufacturers.

The White House cited Congress’s failure to take action as justification for its executive actions. But congressional inaction is no justification for Presidential overreach. Congress should block the President from implementing this policy, which will have a chilling impact on many gun sales.

Expanded Background Checks: The Gun Control Act of 1968 establishes a series of restrictions on those who are “engaged in the business” of selling firearms, with the “principal objective of livelihood and profit.” This provision covers those who operate gun stores, requiring them to secure a Federal Firearms License, keep meticulous records on every person who purchases a gun, and run a background check on a purchaser before sale. This provision contains an exemption for a person “who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms.”

The executive actions clarify that a person can be deemed to be “engaged in the business” of selling guns, “even if the person only conducts firearm transactions at gun shows or through the Internet.” The statement does not set a threshold number of firearms purchased or sold that triggers the requirement to secure a license, but notes that “even a few transactions, when combined with other evidence, can be sufficient to establish that a person is ‘engaged in the business.’” While the Administration relies on court decisions where individuals have been successfully prosecuted consistent with this clarification, many conservatives are concerned that these obscure scenarios are being used to effectively propound a broader definition of what it means to be “engaged in the business” for regulators.

The result is a potentially wide expansion of discretionary authority for the federal government, allowing bureaucrats to target individuals who are selling from personal collections.

To ensure that they avoid penalties up to $250,000 and five years in prison, individuals will need to use a federally licensed dealer as an intermediary, which involves additional fees, a background check, and a record of the transaction. This attempt to reroute a larger number of gun exchanges to federally licensed dealers is consistent with a troubling 2013 memo from the Department of Justice, which argued that effective background checks require gun registration, and that “understanding gun sources requires a sustained and localized surveillance program.” The Left has long wanted a system of universal background checks, which to enforce, eventually requires a gun registry.

To enforce this policy, the administration is proposing to hire an additional 430 agents, 200 for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and 230 for the FBI (to ramp up background checks). This ramped-up enforcement is particularly troubling considering the ATF’s likely intent to target a broader class of individuals.

Mental Health: The White House is proposing an additional $500 million in spending on mental health care, paired with tighter restrictions on the ability of those with a mental health illness to access guns. The administration’s plan is expected to require the Social Security Administration to report the records of approximately 75,000 people with documented mental health issues for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The language is ambiguous, leaving concerns that this provision could affect veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, retirees receiving benefits through a representative payee, and potentially other Americans suffering from mental health illnesses which should have no bearing on their gun rights.

“Gun Safety” Technology: The plan includes a memo directing federal departments to increase research and development, as well as acquisition, of new gun safety technology – such as fingerprint scanners, radio-frequency identification, and microstamping. This could help to set precedent for future regulations of firearms manufacturing.

The administration’s plan, crafted in response to the shootings at San Bernardino, is a sophisticated and dangerous distraction from the real threat of radical Islamic terrorism. By seizing the tragedy as opportunity to push gun control policies, the president is causing genuine harm to citizens’ constitutional right to bear arms, while distracting from the opportunity to confront the real threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Congress should make it clear that President Obama’s “phone and pen” attack on our constitutional rights needs to end, and take action to stop the president’s action.

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106 thoughts on “President Obama’s Executive Gun Control

  1. This is an Executive Order that changes an existing law. He can’t do that as President. Only Congress can do that. I’m not a gun dealer nor am I a collector, but if I were, I would ignore the hell out of this patently illegal EO.

    • Rena D. Where have you been? He has been doing it for some time now ,tt is called EXECUTIVE ORDER..and our politicians do nothing to stop him. They wnt to cut the little peoples S.S I am all for cutting former politicians retirement, which is outrageous amounts and cutting the salaries of the present ones now in office. They should never ever be allowed to give themselves raises, if they do a good job the voters would gladly vote for their raises. Time for the people to stand up and stop the outrageous salaries and all the gravy these people are receiving at the tax payers expense. IF SS GETS CUT FOR THE CITIZENS THEN SO SHOULD THE POLITICIANS BE CUT IN SLARIES…

    • Yeh!Bull Crap-How Come Know Republicans or Presidential Candidates-Don’t Ever Mention Obama’s Operation “Fast and Furious” where he allowed Automatic Rifles and other weapons into Mexico to sell to The Mexican Cartel-It was allright then not to know who these weapons were getting into the hands of that got Our US Border Guards Killed

  2. The criteria for being a licensed federal firearms dealer includes having a “storefront” from which business is conducted. This feature was created many years ago in an effort to eliminate many small licensed dealers who operated out of their homes. Thus under the regulations/laws of the past 30 years, anyone with a storefront gun business must be licensed firearms dealer, and vice visa.

    The unlicensed individuals selling at gun shows and not performing background checks do not have a storefront and therefore are not, and cannot be, licensed dealers. And only a licensed dealer can access the NICS system to perform background checks.

    I do not understand how an unlicensed individual who keeps his firearms in his home and attends gun shows from time to time to buy and sell can be forced to become a licensed firearms dealer without essentially saying that if you want to sell at gun shows (or over the internet), you must have a storefront and get a federal firearms license.

    Or pay a licensed dealer at the same gun show to perform the buyer background check on your behalf….but they are under no obligation to do so.

    I don’t know how BATF will be able to enforce such vague guidelines/rules. Perhaps they expect the vagueness of the rules and the severity of the administrative penalties to coerce unlicensed gun show sellers into requiring buyers to undergo background checks. Government at its worst: vague rules and severe penalties to force conformity with a bureaucrat’s interpretation of the law.

    • Hm. So your OK with unlicensed unregulated gun salers that can buy/sale super deadly weapons that is essentially perpetuating both gun violence here in America (more urban areas like Baltimore) but also the violence and power of all the border cartels? If you looked up some stats you’d see America has the most people in jail and has some of the worst gun violence (per capita) in the WORLD. America does not even have the most armed people per capita. Canada has WAY more of gun owners and you don’t see such crappy stats of homicide, accidental shootings and far right radicalized terror attacks. I’d like to think it’s their laws, but more importantly, because they teach proper respect for such a deadly instrument. They teach their kids not to look down the damn barrel and show them the use and RESPONSIBILITY of owning such a tool. Here in America, because it’s our right, we believe anyone and everyone should have a gun and forgoe any attempt or ability to teach and ensure that our precious guns are used properly. Surely there has to be some way we and cut down the rate of gun violence in this country. We all love America so much but could give a shit of the countless deaths occuring in it every year. I don’t see how making people responsible for a deadly weapon is such a hated thing. If I gave you a car and didn’t transfer the name to you- you get into an accident and I WOULD BE LIABLE. Can you not see the similarities between gun ownership and car ownership and how liability of a deadly instrument should be reckoned with and properly handled? We are all very used to accountability. If guns were invented in the 1940’s (let’s just say for shit sake) we would have NO problem with proper management, licensing, background checks, PROPER TRAINING, etc… But because a piece if paper says it’s our right, then we are more than happy to let everyone (including very irresponsible, mentality ill and BLIND people) to indulge in the serious responsibility of owning an extremely dangerous weapon with the sole purpose to shoot things. I just don’t see how limiting the availability of such dangerous objects is going to cause our country to collapse. If anything it might relieve the pressure it already has. Ill end with this augmented analogy from Mike Huckabee: If I had a bag of peanuts and I knew 1 out of 100 were deadly poisonous, I’d hope we’d do something to regulate those peanuts and lower the rate of death and accidental poisonings. I know we wouldnt be able to get all of them (poisonous peanuts), but we would make sure there was certain steps to owning a peanut factoring and that the peanuts met a certain criteria before being sold in our market. Am I wrong?

      • There’s something you’ve overlooked here. That being that the federal governent has an agenda they’re trying to advance with this and they are ordering these shootings so they can advance their agenda.

  3. This president is as close to being Hitler as there has ever been and we continue to allow him to use his executive powers to destroy our country. When is our congress going to stop him? He would have been gone a long time ago if he was a member of any other party. We have a Constitution and has to be made to follow it are be removed from his position, just like anyone working at any job. We the people say no to all of his Executive Orders and everything else during his past 8 years. Saying that, if you don’t like the past 8 years, Get Out and Vote at every election for the rest of your life, especially this presidential election 2016. Because 2016 maybe our last time to have the right to vote if we don’t get the right person in office this time.

    • Of course, he is a Muslim. The Muslim say states: saturday first, Sunday Second. But
      now the Muslim Brotherhood is at work in 100 countries and is farthest along here. So, is
      the the year of the coup de’ tat? Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Hillary Clinton are criminally negligent. Obama is a Traitor. Shariah Law is starting with Attorney General’s threat and those in congress who introduced a resolution to stop our free speech of speaking against Islam.

  4. Since that illegitimate rogue squatting in OUR Whitehouse is not a legitimate sitting president history will PROVE everything he has ever signed will be null and void! Thank God for that!

  5. VA WAS ORDERED TO DIAGNOSE VETS WITH PTSD TO DENY THEM MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF BENEFITS,FALSELY.NEW MACHINE WILL PROVE THEY DON’T HAVE PTSD AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OWN GUNS.THIS WILL BE MAIN ISSUE OF 2016 ELECTION???

    • Those in D.C. are not dumb or stupid, the most flamboyant progressives are just plain EVIL ! ! But when the populace is incognizant of the foundation principles that made this country the greatest in history, we are doomed to repeat the same fate as Israel did SO MANY TIMES in the old testament. If we do not learn from the past, this country’s sovereignty has already passed! Call your Congress and Senate reps. reminding them that their oaths of office allows U.S./us to hold them accountable for their actions. and that The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob will ultimately hold them accountable for their actions/inactions. That fate is beyond our capacity to understand, to knowingly reject the only logical one the world history texts speak of is worse than being brain damaged, it is being brain Damnaged! Pray for them anyway,”.. for in so doing ye will bring burning coals upon their head”. Romans 12:30 Weather you believe in the Bible or not, just look at the world events and you will see the hand of God restraining and allowing the world politicians to paint U.S. into a corner that will force us to obey a false flag government that will permit the rest of the planet to war us into the “New World Order” that is just ancient Babylon all over again! Read that story and you will see that we are at that time frame again, fulfilling as Jesus said “For as in the days before the flood, they did eat and drink, marry and give in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the Ark, and knew nothing, until the flood came, and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:38+39. And again… “Truly I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for them of the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement than for that city (or country)! Matthew 10:15. We truly have only one ‘Hope’, not in the president, but in The One who presides over ALL! Jesus is the way the truth and the life, and none can come to the Father but through Me! (Jesus)! Pray for yourself too!

  6. I fully agree with all comments so far about who needs a license to sell guns and who doesn’t and storefronts and no storefronts. No one has mentioned yet how to stop “no gun zones” most of these shootings have been in these areas, what better advertising could possibly be more effective? How does this President plan on doing these ridiculous things that will not make a difference to criminals whatsoever that can go to most street corners and get guns along with drugs ammo whatever they want,how they hell does he do this without Congress approving it? What he proposes costs millions that could be spent on feeding the hungry here in this country. Yes contrary to what one would think there are hungry people here in US. My god we need a new President, people please vote while we have a chance to get Trump in the White House.

    • If the objective of Washington/democrats was to stop gun violence in this country they would put a stop to the slapping of the wrists of those who commit the crimes. If it is proven without a doubt someone has committed murder then it should be an automatic death sentence. I don’t care who or how old murder is murder and it should be stopped in it’s tracks!! If thugs realize they aren’t going to get rewarded with color tv, 3 squares a day, and a state of the art gym maybe they would think twice before they pull the trigger. Stop punishing law abiding citizens and start punishing the criminals!!! The heck with the aclu and the cry baby liberals!!

  7. Some of Obama’s orders we constitutional pending approval of congress. But, the majority of his assault against guns can’t be legal without an amendment to our constitution. We need to address congress on this and get back to what we stand for. Me and my family will be standing armed and ready to defend ourselves from ISIS or anyone else!!!

  8. Congress specifically exempted ” occasional sales” from licensure requirements.
    Jugears cannot change that, just ignore it.

  9. The man is an idiot! One would think that, being from Chicago, which has some very strict gun laws, that he would recognize that more laws are NOT going to work. Chicago has one of the highest gun-related-crime rates in the country. Only honest people obey the laws, and even they will revolt if the rights our Constitution guarantees are infringed upon by illegal decrees from a president who is abusing his powers.

  10. Mr. President, leave our guns alone. You are surrounded by them, but you want to leave us defenseless. We’re not stupid. We know exactly what you’re doing. JUST STOP!

  11. Obama is not a President. He is a DICTATOR. Our Military and Legislators all have taken Oath’s to Uphold Our Constitution and Defend our Nation from ALL ENEMIES. Both Foreign and Domestic. Obama has not upheld his Oath, nor have the others. He is the biggest enemy to our Nations Security and Future. Yet no one has the guts to arrest him and charge him with Treason.

  12. I agree that Washington DC is very dumb, but the dumbest people in America are all the American Viters who elected Obama. If we are to change Washington DC’s stupidity, we first need to educate American voters. Shame on us for voting for him, not just once, but TWICE!

  13. “President” (and I use the word contemptuously) OBAMA is certified idiot. HE has done more to drag this country into bankruptcy by his uncontrolled spending, “economic stimulus plans” than all the past Presidents (beginning with George Washinton) combined! His legacy as a US President will certainly be “The Worst US President in History.” I just hope and pray that it’s not too late to reverse our country’s plunging economic and moral spiral. However, I personally believe, that we have already started down the “slippery slope” and there’s little that can be done to reverse it! MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  14. 292 million people have been murdered by their governments during peace time. It ALWAYS started with getting the guns first, and that usually started with getting the guns registered. Obama’s exec. orders are setting things up so eventually we will have to register the guns, then they will know exactly where to go when it comes time to take our guns. Don’t let him do it.

  15. Obama can make all the rules he wants. It’s not gonna happen try and come through the door. He’s chicken shit any way. He’s not tough take away his secrity guns and see how scared he really is. 2 nd amendment give an avid sportsmen like me and my friends pay a lot of money every year. You and our state makes us pay alot of money to hunt to provide for my family and the right to protect my family. Back in time now body paid all this money to own guns or hunt the state and president got greedy.

    • Obama is the reason why where still at war. He won’t let our aircraft take them out.he supported Isis. There already here and you don’t want us to protect our selves that bullshit. If they attack the white house then he’d be singing a different song

  16. America is one of, if not the largest supplier of arms, munitions and weaponry to the world. Yet our own government wants us, its citizens, defenseless. This is absurd !

  17. First, why are we even discussing how Obama wants to take our guns. It is an illegal action by Obama, going around Congress, our Constitution and trying to write law. He does not have that authority. Keep in mind that he may be doing this to try and create a violent response or stir up more social unrest to start riots and start “Marshall Law”. This would suspend elections and keep him in the Presidential Office. Let us not do that!

    Congress should not fund this order or anything else for Obama. May he just be the worst President ever and be a “Lame Duck”. Don’t give him any “Canon Fauder”

    I do have one very important idea for America….. Start a USA Militia to defend against Terrorism and assist our Police to defend Americans. Each militia will be organized in each zip code and coordinated and registered through the NRA and perhaps the National Guard (for back ground checks and to make sure that there is no one with a dangerous agenda) Isn’t this what the liberal / socialist said that the second amendment was for?…….

    We would be prepared to respond immediately like “Minute Men”

    In addition, people living in a neighborhood would sleep better at night knowing that 20 home owners in their neighborhood out of 100 homes were registered USA Militia.

    Let’s take action and confound the enemy. Remember that they are Godless Cowards and we are not. God Bless America!

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  19. I rthink we can only blame our conservative pals in congress. They have allowed this President to to run rough shod over our nation in a way that no other President has ever done. This President has committed treason against our Nation by bringing ebola to our Country along with Terrorists that have created Havoc to our citizens as well as murdered some and NOBODY HAS CALLED HIM OUT ON ANYTHING HE HAS DONE. They haven’t even attempted to control the wild and reckless spending from the White House. This guy has run rough shod over our Nation and all of it’s citizens and we have gotten nothing but further in debt and Obamacare which is bankrupting the poor citizens needing the care that’s not available. I blame Congress for not standing up to the White House and demanding honest controls over our government. This President’s government officials are as crooked as he is and congress should have intervened many times to correct the situation. I have called for impeachment several times over the past six years, but no one in Congress has the guts to do anything t correct the problems. Thank God this is his last year. Maybe, we can overcome all of the damage he has done, but look at the damage he has created. Also, the Supreme court needs to be admonished for their blatant suggestions regarding Marriage in the United States. that caused more turmoil than anything else we have seen in years. Four of the Judges wanted to re-define marriage, thus here we go by their wishes with no law involved, yet the idea opened up the gates to more illegal issues. Again, nobody called it for what it was and we are still paying the price. No Law was ever passed. WHERE IS CONGRESS ?. .

  20. Here we go again. IMPEACH THE GUY, GET HIM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE CAN TURN OUR COUNTRY AROUND. GET THE CONSERVATIVES OFF THEIR LAURELS AND DO SOMETHING. Clinton was impeached for much less than this President has damaged. WHERE ARE THE CONSERVATIVES ????

    • Clinton was never impeached. Nixon was. Clinton simply could not keep his pants zipped, but that is Hilary’s problem, not mine.

  21. Information regarding the traitorous ones, pass this on ;

    The Cloward-Piven strategy is based on the teachings of Saul Alinsky a communist socialist died about 43 years ago, but his writings have influenced the politicians who control our nation today.

    Hillary Clinton did a college thesis on his writings and Barack Hussein Obama writes about him in his books.

    Died: June 12, 1972,
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca

    Education: University of Chicago

    Spouse: Irene Alinsky.

    Books:
    Rules for Liberal Radicals
    Reveille for Radicals

    Anyone think this stuff isn’t happening today in the U.S. ?

    Alinsky’s rules are currently in play.

    There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a Liberal Socialist state.

    The first is the most important.

    1) Healthcare: Control healthcare and you control the people.
    DONE.

    2) Poverty: Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
    DONE.

    3) Debt: Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
    DONE.

    4) Gun Control: Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
    WORKING ON IT.

    5) Welfare: Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
    DONE.

    6) Education: Take control of what people read and listen to. Take control of what children learn in school.
    DONE.

    7) Religion: Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
    DONE.

    8) Class Warfare: Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
    DONE.

    Any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

    Alinsky simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule.
    Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.”

    The “Useful” Liberal Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It’s presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

    If people can read this and still say everything is just fine, They are the useful idiots.
    “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

    Wake Up America!

    Hillary Clinton a liberal Socialist, is running for office!
    She is backed by George Soros, a Communist Socialist,
    who backs and controls,
    the Devout Muslim, “Barack Hussein Obama”…

  22. The only action that will stop the sitting president from breaking the law and curtailing the constitution is for people to stand and unite as one. This isn’t the first act by this president that oversteps his place by placing laws without following the process set forth in the constitution. What we have in government during this administration is a government gone wild without representation of the people. Meanwhile, Congress sits back and complains about it, and does little of substance to stop it. I believe that Obama’s extensive use of executive orders to circumvent the role of Congress is an impeachable offence, Citizens need to stand and take back our government.

  23. This needs to be STOPPED!! I am so sick
    This needs to STOP!!! I am sick and tired of of hearing about gun control!!! It’s not guns that kill, people who u
    Abuse guns are what kill people. Quit messing up my second ammendment!!! Congress needs to act quickly!!! I am also sick and tired about this preside to abusing his “use of his executive power”!!!!!!

  24. Define “mentally ill”? how about my DR. does not like Republicans so I am mentally ill. Or I was depressed 16 years ago and took Prozac for a few months so I can never have a firearm again. This is a slippery slope that will steal the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans who may need those firearms to protect their homes. We must define “mentally ill” like Blackstone’s formulation “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”.

  25. This will not do anything to stop gun violence. This is just going to effect the honest citizens.
    Its not going to do anything to stop the people that go around shooting up places. Its going to let those people know that they have nothing to worry about, when they want to go shoot a place up because the honest citizens follow the laws. (which sooner then later you are going to push the honest people to far and you are going to have a lot more problems on your hands then you can imagine.) What are you thinking. We need to protect our own, because apparently you really don’t give a crap about the honest citizens. Start trying to find away to stop isis, the drug runners, or gangs who have more guns then probably most honest citizens. You need to redirect your focus on something that will make a difference, because all you are doing right now is pissing off the honest people, and the bad people are laughing because they can get any gun they want off the street, they don’t worry about following the laws. Until you refocus nothing is going to change, its just going to get worse.

  26. I have written Colorado Congressman Senator Bennet. He doesn’t want to hear from any of us so he has put a notice on his Website: I think this is illegal too. His website has been down for months. Apparently he doesn’t like being called on the carpet about having his nose stuck up BO ass. We are now calling him a Slime Ball,

  27. These are the US Congress men and women that are trying to pass Gun Control with H.R.4269.\
    URL: https://www.congress.gov/…/114th-congr…/house-bill/4269/text
    They are trying to take away your constitutional rights.
    Please do everything with your finances, votes and emails to keep this from becoming Law.
    Please financially support the opponent of each of these Congressmen and Congresswomen when time for them to be re-elected.
    There are 440 members of the US House of Representative and 124 of them have co-signed this bill.
    These are the co-signers of the Gun Control H.R.4269.
    1 Adams Alma S. 12th Congressional District of North Carolina
    2 Aguilar Pete 31st Congressional District of California
    3 Bass Karen 37th Congressional District of California
    4 Becerra Xavier 34th Congressional District of California
    5 Beyer Donald S., Jr. 8th Congressional District of Virginia
    6 Blumenauer Earl 3d Congressional District of Oregon
    7 Bonamici Suzanne 1st Congressional District of Oregon
    8 Boyle Brendan F. 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania
    9 Brady Robert A. 1st Congressional District of Pennsylvania
    10 Brown Corrine 5th Congressional District of Florida
    11 Brownley Julia 26th Congressional District of California
    12 Capps Lois 24th Congressional District of California
    13 Capuano Michael E. 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts
    14 Cárdenas Tony 29th Congressional District of California
    15 Carney John C., Jr. At Large, Delaware
    16 Carson André 7th Congressional District of Indiana
    17 Cartwright Matt 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania
    18 Chu Judy 27th Congressional District of California
    19 Cicilline David N. 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island
    20 Clark Katherine M. 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts
    21 Clarke Yvette D. 9th Congressional District of New York
    22 Cohen Steve 9th Congressional District of Tennessee
    23 Connolly Gerald E. 11th Congressional District of Virginia
    24 Conyers John, Jr. 13th Congressional District of Michigan
    25 Courtney Joe 2d Congressional District of Connecticut
    26 Crowley Joseph 14th Congressional District of New York
    27 Cummings Elijah E. 7th Congressional District of Maryland
    28 Davis Danny K. 7th Congressional District of Illinois
    29 Davis Susan A. 53d Congressional District of California
    30 DeGette Diana 1st Congressional District of Colorado
    31 Delaney John K. 6th Congressional District of Maryland
    32 DeLauro Rosa L. 3d Congressional District of Connecticut
    33 DeSaulnier Mark 11th Congressional District of California
    34 Deutch Theodore E. 21st Congressional District of Florida
    35 Doggett Lloyd 35th Congressional District of Texas
    36 Doyle Michael F. 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania
    37 Duckworth Tammy 8th Congressional District of Illinois
    38 Edwards Donna F. 4th Congressional District of Maryland
    39 Ellison Keith 5th Congressional District of Minnesota
    40 Engel Eliot L. 16th Congressional District of New York
    41 Eshoo Anna G. 18th Congressional District of California
    42 Esty Elizabeth H. 5th Congressional District of Connecticut
    43 Farr Sam 20th Congressional District of California
    44 Foster Bill 11th Congressional District of Illinois
    45 Frankel Lois 22d Congressional District of Florida
    46 Fudge Marcia L. 11th Congressional District of Ohio
    47 Gallego Ruben 7th Congressional District of Arizona
    48 Grayson Alan 9th Congressional District of Florida
    49 Grijalva Raúl M. 3d Congressional District of Arizona
    50 Gutiérrez Luis V. 4th Congressional District of Illinois
    51 Hahn Janice 44th Congressional District of California
    52 Hastings Alcee L. 20th Congressional District of Florida
    53 Higgins Brian 26th Congressional District of New York
    54 Himes James A. 4th Congressional District of Connecticut
    55 Honda Michael M. 17th Congressional District of California
    56 Hoyer Steny H. 5th Congressional District of Maryland
    57 Huffman Jared 2d Congressional District of California
    58 Israel Steve 3d Congressional District of New York
    59 Jackson Lee Sheila 18th Congressional District of Texas
    60 Jeffries Hakeem S. 8th Congressional District of New York
    61 Johnson Henry C., Jr. 4th Congressional District of Georgia
    62 Keating William R. 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts
    63 Kelly Robin L. 2d Congressional District of Illinois
    64 Kennedy Joseph P., III 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts
    65 Langevin James R. 2d Congressional District of Rhode Island
    66 Larson John B. 1st Congressional District of Connecticut
    67 Lawrence Brenda L. 14th Congressional District of Michigan
    68 Lee Barbara 13th Congressional District of California
    69 Levin Sander M. 9th Congressional District of Michigan
    70 Lieu Ted 33d Congressional District of California
    71 Lofgren Zoe 19th Congressional District of California
    72 Lowenthal Alan S. 47th Congressional District of California
    73 Lowey Nita M. 17th Congressional District of New York
    74 Lujan Grisham Michelle 1st Congressional District of New Mexico
    75 Lynch Stephen F. 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts
    76 Maloney Carolyn B. 12th Congressional District of New York
    77 Matsui Doris O. 6th Congressional District of California
    78 McCollum Betty 4th Congressional District of Minnesota
    79 McDermott Jim 7th Congressional District of Washington
    80 McGovern James P. 2d Congressional District of Massachusetts
    81 Meeks Gregory W. 5th Congressional District of New York
    82 Meng Grace 6th Congressional District of New York
    83 Moore Gwen 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin
    84 Moulton Seth 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts
    85 Nadler Jerrold 10th Congressional District of New York
    86 Napolitano Grace F. 32d Congressional District of California
    87 Neal Richard E. 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts
    88 Norcross Donald 1st Congressional District of New Jersey
    89 Norton Eleanor Holmes Washington District of Columbia (Delegate)
    90 Pallone Frank, Jr. 6th Congressional District of New Jersey
    91 Pascrell Bill, Jr. 9th Congressional District of New Jersey
    92 Pingree Chellie 1st Congressional District of Maine
    93 Plaskett Stacey E. Virgin Islands at-large congressional district
    94 Pocan Mark 2d Congressional District of Wisconsin
    95 Price David E. 4th Congressional District of North Carolina
    96 Quigley Mike 5th Congressional District of Illinois
    97 Rangel Charles B. 13th Congressional District of New York
    98 Rice Kathleen M. 4th Congressional District of New York
    99 Richmond Cedric L. 2d Congressional District of Louisiana
    100 Roybal-Allard Lucille 40th Congressional District of California
    101 Ruppersberger C. A. Dutch 2d Congressional District of Maryland
    102 Rush Bobby L. 1st Congressional District of Illinois
    103 Sarbanes John P. 3d Congressional District of Maryland
    104 Schakowsky Janice D. 9th Congressional District of Illinois
    105 Schiff Adam B. 28th Congressional District of California
    106 Scott Robert C. “Bobby” 3d Congressional District of Virginia
    107 Serrano José E. 15th Congressional District of New York
    108 Sherman Brad 30th Congressional District of California
    109 Sires Albio 8th Congressional District of New Jersey
    110 Slaughter Louise McIntosh 25th Congressional District of New York
    111 Speier Jackie 14th Congressional District of California
    112 Swalwell Eric 15th Congressional District of California
    113 Takano Mark 41st Congressional District of California
    114 Tonko Paul 20th Congressional District of New York
    115 Torres Norma J. 35th Congressional District of California
    116 Tsongas Niki 3d Congressional District of Massachusetts
    117 Van Hollen Chris 8th Congressional District of Maryland
    118 Vargas Juan 51st Congressional District of California
    119 Veasey Marc A. 33d Congressional District of Texas
    120 Velázquez Nydia M. 7th Congressional District of New York
    121 Wasserman Schultz Debbie 23d Congressional District of Florida
    122 Watson Coleman Bonnie 12th Congressional District of New Jersey
    123 Wilson Frederica S. 24th Congressional District of Florida
    124 Yarmuth John A. 3d Congressional District of Kentucky

    • What’s so maniacal about actual background checks so lunatics & mentally-unstable persons aren’t able to acquire weapons (this would be equatable to someone blind wanting to drive… it’s great for the car dealer selling them the car, but not so great for other drivers on the road).

      As far as the guns mentioned in H.R.4269 – to take away your ‘Constitutional right’ to AKs and other semi-automatic firearms?

      Please see: Which type of firearm has been used in the majority of mass shootings in the U.S.?

      I’ll give you a hint, it’s dubbed the “black rifle”. Just a thought…

  28. We should had him impeached before he was re-elected and with each lie,betrayal of the USA and every breech of our sacred Constitution,but we haven’t WHy NOT! Our we that afraid of being labeled racists,because thats the only reason I can think of why the politicos in Washington haven’t dethroned his imperial highness. Can the man now before he takes this country further down the road of destruction in his last year as emperor. God save us all from his ego.

  29. How can the people be so naïve? To the people that support this president’s tyranny is a manifestation of ignorance exponentially expressed! They show a total and complete lack of knowledge of history. The Bolsheviks in Russia and the Nazi’s in Germany employed the same method and all in the name of “the good of the people.” It is the “People” Republic of China” that murdered 60 million and Lenin and Stalin combined, the same number or more. Hitler was responsible for that or more because of his worldwide conflagration. It has always been for the “good of the people” we are told. Which people obtains any good out of such annihilation? We can blame the bankers for financing both sides and instituting the chaos that brings about the mass bloodshed but they pay off the sociopathic politicians who have sold their soul and eternal inheritance for a “pot of red stew.” In Germany it was called Nazism, Russia and China Communism and America, it is termed Progressive. There is no significant distinction in any of these. It was Liberalism before Progressive. Once a term obtains a “dark” perception among a large block of the populous the elite merely change the term because the masses are as Franklin Roosevelt said, “The American people are too damned dumbed to understand it.” He who would give up his liberty and freedom for a little convenience deserves neither. ” Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” (Patrick Henry). Man has repeatedly chosen what he thinks is the rational answer which is most always the easy way out of every viable situation, only to later totally enslaved. Everyone should read Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s, “Gulag Archipelago” if he is to understand what soon lies ahead of us all. Little wonder Jesus said, “My people suffer for a lack of knowledge.” Perhaps taken slightly out of direct context but quotation appropriately applied, nevertheless. Dear God in heaven,
    forgive us our failures and allowing the loss of a country that previously possessed such freedom and blessing as no country to date as every been given. We have forsaken our God-given inheritance

  30. we know obama is a socialist but we need to remember when election comes up to get rid of these members that are afraid to speak up. they are very weak. thats one reason we need a congress that is not the same party as the president.. march , march, show them what we think

  31. Obama is the biggest piece of sh!& that ever lived. If he wants a ban on guns, let’s start by taking away the ones that guard him. Let’s give his security detail water pistols. I can’t stand that fothermucker or his crooked tooth wife. Biggest pieces of sh!&!!!

  32. Why not just ahead and enforce the laws that are already in place and stop with excuative actions… You don’t have to say to law abiding citizens that you can’t purchase guns or sell them. We already have background checks in place. If anyone needs to be investigated it should be the dumbass you voted into office and the people who he seems to be representing. There is a serious problem here and gun control isn’t the issue. Time and time again it has been known that the terrorist attacks on American soil have been with radical Muslims and black lives movement on cops… Why not go after the real criminals and stop letting them assholes out for a change and enforce the death penalty to those that murder and hurt innocent people. Wouldn’t that be the logical thing to do and leave the law abiding citizens alone that don’t cause problems. Or is that to much to ask for…. Our government is corrupt and so are people. Get your head out of your asses before you make mistakes that cost more lives. You think terror attacks are goin to stop once you take our guns away… Hell No it won’t! and it will get worse. Wise up and stop being stupid please.

  33. I read in the comments that someone doesn’t consider that limiting gun use is going to cause the collapse of our nation. However, the reasoning that this administration uses to limit gun use is consistently placing the limits on the American citizens not those that harmed and maimed citizens in San Bernardino — don’t you get it? Or– do you? Are you blind? Remove all limits on our 2nd Amendment Rights and by the stats — the gun violence goes down because the enemies and the thugs and those that have guns whether or not there are laws against it are going to get the guns anyway. Brian Terry, a border guard did not carry a gun because it was against this administration’s policy. But this administration illegally (yes, illegally — because this administration overrides everything illegally if in in secret — at least with unlawful executive orders) sold our guns to the drug cartel and they used our guns to kill Brian Terry. He was defending himself behind a bolder while throwing rocks. The first time I was affiliated with a weapon — a gun — I was five years old. I grew up with loaded rifles at my front door. There is a reason my Dad had them there. There are people who like to harm, and maim, and steal. I consider President Obama at the top of that list of those who harm, maim, and steal our tax monies to allow Planned Parenthood to continue their selling of baby parts.
    When guns are outlawed – only outlaws will have guns. (An old adage now, but true).

  34. BENG HA ZI! BENG HA ZI!.. GUNS ARE NOT A STATE ISSUE. THEY ARE NOT A FEDERAL ISSUE. THEY ARE A GOD GIVEN BIRTHRIGHT PAYED FOR AND SET IN STONE BY OUR FOREFATHERS AND THE BLOOD SOAKED BEACHES OF NORMANDY!

  35. President Obama do not take our guns, we will become like France a 3rd world country. We need them for our protection.

  36. The well written and researched book, “GUN CONTROL IN THE THIRD REICH,” by Stephen P. Hollbrook, JD, Phd lays out exactly how the Jews and other “enemies of the state turned over their firearms as a result of registering their weapons. Please read the book and you’ll understand what’s in store for gun owners in the United States.

  37. I totally agree with everyone above, we must clean up our Government and remove anyone who doesn’t agree with the American people and our Constitution. This person that has been elected twice by the people who are receiving our hard earned tax money for free has to stop or at least checked that the people getting this money must at least try to earn it. I totally agree that this person who has been elected twice should have been and now should be impeached as he is trying to make our Country a Third World Country and we must make a stand and stop him. We the people must grow a backbone and move our Country forward in the correct direction, like what Mr. Reagan did.

  38. President Obama is definitely trying to take away people’s rights to own guns. He’s trying to repeal the 2nd Amendment. I didn’t trust him when he ran the 1st time & I don’t trust him now. Just so you know, I never voted for him.

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  41. The PROBLEM is NOT “gun control.” The PROBLEM is “CRIMINAL CONTROL”!!!!

    STOP RELEASING VIOLENT FELONS!

    KEEP CRIMINALS and their corrupt cohorts in prison where they belong!!

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