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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Let’s See If Willing Murderers Will Obey THESE New Gun Control Regulations

This just has to work eventually.

We just haven’t passed enough of these regulations yet.

At least that’s what supporters think of Obama’s latest executive actions to strangle gun commerce under more cumbersome rules backed by threats of fines and imprisonment.

They’re just so sure that someone willing to break the law against you know, murdering people, will be thwarted by other laws like background checks.

Here’s the new regulations:

First, back in January the Obama regime enacted background checks through executive action for gun sales between private parties over the Internet and at gun shows.

Now, citing “profound frustration” at Senate Republicans for blocking anti-gun legislation, the president has again turned “to executive authority to try and enact gun control policies on his own.”

The latest round of regulating, which slipped by unnoticed between the Republican and Democrat National Conventions, is just more stifling of legitimate gun commerce:

“DDTC [Directorate of Defense Trade Controls] is labeling commercial gunsmiths as ‘manufacturers’ for performing relatively simple work such as threading a barrel or fabricating a small custom part for an older firearm. Under the AECA, ‘manufacturers’ are required to register with DDTC at significant expense or risk onerous criminal penalties.

As with prior executive actions on guns, the administration released its dictate suddenly and without advance warning to or prior input from affected businesses, completely bypassing the normal formalities associated with a significant rulemaking. The guidance is also likely to result in more confusion than clarity and may significantly chill heretofore legal conduct associated with gunsmithing.”

No word yet on whether registering with the DDTC as a known criminal drug cartel from Mexico, or turning up as one in a newly-mandated background check will qualify you to actually buy guns straight from the Obama Administration via Operation Fast and Furious.