Upset that the sweeping gun-control agenda he pushed earlier this year with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not pass Congress, President Barack Obama seems ready to take on the Second Amendment by himself.
According to a report in the Washington Times, President Obama recently held a closed door meeting with several big city mayors – a veritable who’s who of Mike Bloomberg’s puppet anti-gun group – to tell them he would take unilateral action to change America’s gun laws.
But when the announcement, came, it was somewhat underwhelming. Obama has decided to completely shut down imports of so-called “U.S. origin” military collectible firearms, but that’s basically the same policy that’s been in place for years, with exceptions few and far between. And a second regulation will require that applications for NFA firearms made through corporations or trusts will require the same background check of responsible persons that individual NFA applications require. Let’s look past the details to consider the scope of this announcement. Both of these proposals are around the margins. It’s hard to escape the feeling that someone, somewhere, is “checking the box” for the sake of politics.