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Six Obama Gun Controls President Trump Can Undo

From Bre­it­bart -

On January 25 Gun Owners of America (GOA) released a list of Obama-era gun controls which President Trump can undo.

The con­trols range from those that can be stopped via exec­u­tive action to those that will require broad­er admin­is­tra­tive action and/or Con­gres­sion­al coop­er­a­tion.

Here are six gun con­trols that GOA list­ed as prime tar­gets for repeal:

  1. Obama’s Jan­u­ary 5, 2016, Exec­u­tive Gun Con­trolsThese were a body of exec­u­tive actions that expand­ed back­ground checks so as to require a larg­er num­ber of pri­vate sell­ers to seek out an Fed­er­al Firearms License (FFL) hold­er and process all sales via a gov­ern­ment back­ground check. The con­trols also des­ig­nat­ed tax-pay­er fund­ing for “smart gun” research and devel­op­ment, added new reg­u­la­tions onto already heav­i­ly reg­u­lat­ed FFLs, and co-opt­ed Obama’s infa­mous Social Secu­ri­ty gun ban. Many of these con­trols could be undone with a swipe of Trump’s pen.
  2. The Social Secu­ri­ty Gun Ban—This ban was fash­ioned behind closed doors in the sum­mer of 2015 and final­ized by the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion just days before Christ­mas 2016. The ban could impact any Social Secu­ri­ty recip­i­ent who requires help man­ag­ing his or her finances. It is designed so that recip­i­ents draw atten­tion to them­selves by hav­ing their ben­e­fits mailed or oth­er­wise sent to a third par­ty. Once they have the Social Secu­ri­ty Administration’s atten­tion an inves­ti­ga­tion begins and can result in the loss of Sec­ond Amend­ment rights if the recip­i­ent is deemed men­tal­ly defi­cient.  Con­gress has agreed to review the details of the ban next week and pass leg­is­la­tion to block it. Pres­i­dent Trump’s sig­na­ture on the leg­is­la­tion and a thor­ough redi­rect­ing of the SSA would save the Sec­ond Amend­ment rights of tens of thou­sands–per­haps even mil­lions–of Social Secu­ri­ty recip­i­ents.
  3. Remov­ing the U.S. from the Anti-Gun UN Arms Trade Treaty”–for­mer Sec­re­tary of State John Ker­ry signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Sep­tem­ber 25, 2013. The NRA warned: “This treaty threat­ens indi­vid­ual firearm own­er­ship with an inva­sive reg­is­tra­tion scheme [and is full of reg­u­la­tions and require­ments that are] bla­tant attacks on the con­sti­tu­tion­al rights of every law-abid­ing Amer­i­can.” The treaty does this, in part, by “[urg­ing] record keep­ing of end users, direct­ing import­ing coun­tries to pro­vide infor­ma­tion to an export­ing coun­try regard­ing arms trans­fers, includ­ing ‘end use or end user doc­u­men­ta­tion’ for a ‘min­i­mum of ten years.’” Repub­li­cans in the Sen­ate imme­di­ate­ly tor­pe­doed any hope of rat­i­fy­ing the treaty, but the treaty sits ready for rat­i­fi­ca­tion should Democ­rats ever regain Sen­ate con­trol. By remov­ing the U.S. as a sig­na­to­ry Pres­i­dent Trump would remove any threat that the ATT would be rat­i­fied and lord­ed over U.S. cit­i­zens in the future.
  4. Repeal­ing bul­let and gun import bans going from Oba­ma back to George H. W. Bush’s semi-auto import ban”–The ban in view was an exer­cise of exec­u­tive action tak­en by George H.W. Bush in 1989 and redou­bled by Oba­ma dur­ing his pres­i­den­cy. Bush used the ban to stop the import of cer­tain “assault weapons,” while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly admit­ting that any short­fall in said weapons via imports would be com­pen­sat­ed by domes­tic pro­duc­tion. In oth­er words, it was gun con­trol for the sake of gun con­trol and suc­ceed­ed only in mak­ing the acqui­si­tion of said weapons more bur­den­some. On July 8, 1989, The New York Times report­ed, “Today’s deci­sion is a sig­nif­i­cant step in the evo­lu­tion of the Administration’s gun con­trol poli­cies. It puts Pres­i­dent Bush clear­ly at odds with the Nation­al Rifle Asso­ci­a­tion and will almost cer­tain­ly increase pres­sures on him to approve restric­tions or an out­right ban on domes­tic ver­sions of semi­au­to­mat­ic assault weapons.” Trump can undo an remain­ing ves­tiges of such bans via the swipe of his pen.
  5. Repeal­ing the sus­pen­sion of health pri­va­cy laws with respect to gun own­ers”–On Jan­u­ary 16, 2013–just over a month after the attack on Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary by a gun­man using stolen firearms–Obama issued 23 exec­u­tive orders regard­ing guns. Forbes mag­a­zine pub­lished all 23, the 16th of which says, “Clar­i­fy that the Afford­able Care Act does not pro­hib­it doc­tors ask­ing their patients about guns in their homes.” While not going so far as to man­date doc­tors ask patients about gun own­er­ship, order num­ber 16 clear­ly lets anti-gun doc­tors know that Oba­macare does not pro­hib­it them com­pil­ing infor­ma­tion on gun own­er­ship if they so choose. Pres­i­dent Trump and his admin­is­tra­tion can repeal and/or abol­ish this prac­tice.
  6. Restor­ing gun rights for 257,000 law-abid­ing vet­er­ans”–On Decem­ber 5, 2012, Bre­it­bart News report­ed that Sen­ate Democ­rats were work­ing to sus­pend the Sec­ond Amend­ment rights of “cer­tain mil­i­tary vet­er­ans.” These efforts fore­shad­owed the Social Secu­ri­ty gun ban, in that the deci­sion to sus­pect Sec­ond Amend­ment rights rest­ed on a deter­mi­na­tion of men­tal incom­pe­tence demon­strat­ed by reliance on a third par­ty for help with finances. Sen­a­tor Tom Coburn (R-OK) warned the Democ­rats’ deci­sion mak­ing process was slop­py and that  “vet­er­ans who sim­ply can­not sup­port them­selves finan­cial­ly” were being placed under a “men­tal health” moniker and barred from buy­ing or pos­sess­ing firearms. Pres­i­dent Trump and his admin­is­tra­tion can cor­rect this trav­es­ty in the same way that the Social Secu­ri­ty gun ban is being addressed.

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