State Department’s Crazy Gun Rules Smacked Down By Congress

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Over 100 representatives in Congress are standing up for the Second Amendment in opposition to insane rules that put the same classification on ordinary guns and ammo as they do on directed energy weapons and spacecraft.

Just look at the insanity, from the Daily Caller:

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This so-called Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative was originally aimed at “building higher walls around a smaller yard” by strengthening controls on America’s most sophisticated defense technologies, while reducing unnecessary restrictions and regulations on less sensitive items.

Firearms and ammunition – among the most common and least sophisticated defense technologies and technologies with obvious and legitimate markets in the private sector – were supposed to be the first categories to be moved over from DDTC’s jurisdiction to that of the Commerce Department.

But because of President Obama’s antigun politics, they remain among the last of the “munitions” categories to be amended. Meanwhile, as DDTC’s ECR website notes, the agency has already reviewed such categories as “Toxological Agents,” “Spacecraft and Related Articles,” and “Directed Energy Weapons.” For DDTC to suggest firearms and ammunition already present in tens of millions of American homes are somehow more militarily sensitive than those items is absurd on its face.

To make matters worse, DDTC has been building the “higher walls” on ITAR’s remaining items, meaning that the firearms and ammunition that remain under ITAR’s control will be even more stringently regulated than in the past.

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Is John Kerry’s Department of State dragging it’s feet or are they actually going to try to keep guns and ammo in the DDTC’s jurisdiction and out of the Commerce Department’s jurisdiction?

This is what’s at stake, from the NRA:

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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.

By way of background, the AECA and ITAR concern rules by which military materiel is exported from, and imported to, the United States. The so-called “defense articles” governed by the AECA/ITAR are compiled in what is known as the U.S. Munitions List and include some, but not all, firearms and ammunition, as well as their parts and components. Thus, for purposes of the regime, a spring or floorplate from the magazine of a controlled firearm is subject to the same regulatory framework as the firearm itself.

The AECA/ITAR require anybody who engages in the business of “manufacturing” a defense article to register with DDTC and pay a registration fee that for new applicants is currently $2,250 per year. These requirements apply, even if the business does not, and does not intend to, export any defense article. Moreover, under ITAR, “only one occasion of manufacturing … a defense article” is necessary for a commercial entity to be considered “engaged in the business” and therefore subject to the regime’s requirements.

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Long story short, it’s just more executive-action gun control accomplished by changing definitions and classifications. Fortunately, we have some allies in congress standing up to this nonsense. It seems that Obama is using every federal agency he can to push gun control. The State Department, the ATF, the Department of Justice, and even the Environmental Protection Agency; all are guilty of pushing gun control via executive-action. This really needs to stop.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Only the citizens of our Great Nation can keep the few heathens from destroying our Liberty and way of life. We must put people in office that love America and promise to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. When we fail to do that, then these heathens will make Unconstitutional laws that turns everyday ordinary law abiding citizens into felons.

    • Have to make 100% sure the people we put into office are not complete ass’s —Bet Oboma could figure a way around that also if he had more time. That is ONE COMPLETE IDIOT

  2. This is Obamas insanity,he uses Government Departments to do his dirty work,he is undoubably the worst President in the history of America, he breaks laws he doesn’t like, he goes around Congress when they refuse to do what he says, he disrespects the Constitution and the American people and is basically a coward, our enemies don’r fear us because of him and he thinks he is such a great President he needs another four years to complete the destruction of our nation, Congress needs to Impeach him but they are in a Coma and can’t function for the good of the people.,and Obama is trying to drag The Ununited Nations to pass laws for us to follow, they have no business in our country but it’s another Obama dodge to keep from being blamed for more failure.,the U.N. needs to move to Iran where they will be welcomed, they are not welcomed in the U.S.

  3. “We the people” win again! We know how you’d like to disarm us and allow the Muslim hordes to take over. Not happening Jack!

  4. Knowing Hillary is sick and unable to fill the job of the president, the Demonic Democrat party my be trying to disqualify the election and give the great Satan Obama another 4 years? Could that be possible?

    • It doesn’t work that way. He may suspend the election, but I believe even that to be illegal. Look to the streets for civil unrest, which may give him the cover he wants to declare marshal law. He is a snake.

    • Story is now that the doctor may be working to replace hilary ( bill is already got a team of lawyers trying to stop it) with none other than Osama Obama’s wife.. they feel with all the women’s votes for being first female potus that she would have a better chance to beat trump…. but I also expect them to wait till after the debates because they know Mrs Osama can’take beat him there, and if Trump beats kilary they can use that towards the physically unable to be president and remove kilary then… ???? The debate part and waiting till then is just my feelings, haven’the heard that anywhere just feel that way.. hope i’made wrong!!

    • Robert, I believe the election will go on with or without Hillary. But if Americans would have a write-in campaign and chose Obama, I will beg every Navy Seal to clean out the White House and transport them to Gitmo for 50 years.

      • Robert yet again I’m with u!!!! I had a young man in the early 2000’stages that i coached in high school ball, who went to the naval academy and then became an officer in the Navy Seals, u know the seals took out 1 of America’s most wanted man in our history now the voters have to take out the #2 most evil enemy!!!!! Will we is the big question?????

  5. … it’s all about his plan to radically change America into the Communist / Muslim connected NWO utopia that his biological father, Frank Davis, instilled in him as a master plan for global enslavement…

  6. Has The Congress actually told Obama et al to PISS OFF. If so, the comment is very long overdue .If not, why not.

  7. Welcome to obumas caliphat , good bye sweet liberty. The great satans possession hitlary may arise in November wearing her blue turban as crown. Nostrdamus?

  8. Jeez, this is going to sound so tin foiled, however, who would have thought our country would get to this point where government is seeking as best they can to take away our rights to own and bare arms (sorry spelling.)
    I’ve los friends over this matter. Jade Helm, FEMA Camps, on and on. I question those, I did believe in beginning this guy would be evil and destroy our country by misdirecting many stupid Americans, Confederate flag comes to me. The Arab Spring resulted from our invasion of Iraq and went down hill from there. I ask all of you to watch a 8 minute radio segment by Michelle Bachmen. If u know her she is highly respected and nobody screws with here. UTUBE Michelle Bachman, OBAMA, Scripture, Middle East and anti Christ. Far fetched? I LMAO agreed. Please listen to her. It blew my mind as I cited my own scripture and she wasn’t bluffing. Hey, all I’m saying is this. If u doubted SHTF before and it came to pass, listen to this. I believe more than ever. Obama once was thought to seek a 3rd term. How about total countrol over the world w NATO INSIDE THE US? I’m serious as Hell and living in San Antonio, JOINT BASE, I’ve been to Lackland. I’ve seen it all. Foreign troops with Middle East and European arm patches. I know. I have access. Very cordial. Many idiots say they are learning to fly. BS. Lackland is basic training for all privates. Sorry so long. I had to share because Sequestration has left us with only 2 Battle Brigades That’s aircraft carriers and supoort ships. Remaining 10 are moored east coast. I say a Red Flag. Thanks for ur time
    Anonymous STRATFOR

  9. First off, the ATF and EPA should be gone, or completely scaled back as they have gone completely rogue and out of control. Secondly, Kerry is a wimp, an idiot, and an Obama lackey. Third , there is no justice in the DOJ, they have become an arm of the DNC and are completely under Obama’s control.

  10. A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots! AND TYRANTS AND BUREAUCRAPS!!!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but 
not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or 
to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a 
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not 
to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that 
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from 
owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty 
F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but 
not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make 
you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is
 run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a 
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman 
in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head 
searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but 
is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions 
of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his 
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class 
in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more 
government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with 
Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free
 cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses 
but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to 
provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment 
checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was 
diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest 
big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a 
wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government 
forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a
 nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself 
makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, authors unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • God is not the only entity that has the power to bless or curse. Satin has this power and will use it to deceive people. And this has been going on for thousands of years.

      • Mervyn, thankfully, Satan is on a short leash for now, and our God is in control of his every move.

  11. Have to put people in office that can do the job and not just be a yes man like so many in office now. Anybody know if Obama has a job lined up when he leaves. He be a great beach comer or a dead beat- he fill them jobs good.

    • If killery wins the election (or takes it through fraud), she has already said obummer would be a great choice for the supreme court.

  12. Obama using the exact same tactics as Adolph Hitler used to disarm the German citizen’s, Jews and others in the country before WW11 in the name of “PEACE”. The American Patriot will rise up again, to stop and defeat this imperialistic threat once more for the sake of “FREEDOM”.

  13. The destruction of the Constitution by our elected officials is another sign that the establishment lackeys/stooges of the globalist movement (NWO) are aware that the people of this country are finally aware of their agenda for a global corporate government. Nobody asked the American people if they wanted this. I t was rammed down our throats.
    Because of the number of privately owned firearms, they realize that there is a strong possibility of an armed revolution that will unseat them from power and the lavish lifestyle they enjoy at the taxpayers’ expense.
    Hopefully our military will side with the citizens when the U.N. “peacekeepers” enter our borders.
    Is this another reason for disarming our troops upon returning from deployments?
    Clarification that the powers that be want to aim the weapons and select the targets. Another form of cowardice.

  14. Once again Obama is working behind the scenes with is executive orders to disarm the country. So far Congress has not gone for it. Soon he will be gone and I hope, the rest of the Democrats with him.

  15. What would everyone here expect from a president who is also an enemy of our country. Your dear leader
    has been trying to strong arm his way around congress to eliminate the 2nd Amendment since the day
    he took power away from the people. You people on this post can expect the evil same from the Hillaroid
    and most likely she’ll step it up a peg or two in efforts to steal our only line of defense against those
    who would take away our power and make it their own. They are the beast and they are hungry, hungry
    for the power over government that is slipping away from we the people. Never give up your fire arms
    because when you do you’ve submitted to tyranny and are a slave to it.

  16. If congress does not hold firm against obamas gun grab there will be a lot of people in this country that will be listed as felons because any person that has studied history knows when people give up the right to defend themselves and their country they are invaded by someone who wants to take over

  17. He should have fear of guns! There is a lot of us that would like to take a shot at this worthless sob. Me includeed.

  18. 100 in congress stand up against oboma , right , but there are over 500 in congress, so what is wrong with the 400 , that they will not stand up and defend the constitution that they took an oath to protect its not only time to remove the oboms , but remove the traytors in congress as well

  19. Herein lies the danger of giving bureaucracies the power to govern by regulation which is supposed to be limited to our congress. This has been one of the hidden tactics used by Obama and those who control him to help destroy (“fundamentally change”) our way of life by destroying the rule of law. Hillary Clinton or whom ever the ruling class ends up ramming down our throats as President, will be even worse.

  20. The regime behind Obama is disarming America to allow the take over of our nation by an Islamic directed global government. If you doubt the veracity of my statement, do a Google search for Muslims in American government. Then see who put them in office over the last eight years.

  21. And the story goes on, and on and on.It is a show of stupidity when the government attempts to disarm the people.The top one might as well scratch three numbers on a five number prize ticket. He won’t win. I can’t believe that Secret Service personel would protect the one biggest problem we have. They could declare to be unemployed and get the freebies like those who won’t work but recieve their needs. Just like the illegals who get so much. Someone who is old and with a fatal disease could become a national hero before he passed away.
    Problem solved.

  22. This is all going to blow up soon!!! Either we get trump in and take a chance of him being struck down or marshal law.. this is the scariest election sense Lincoln for our country..

  23. DO people actually still believe Obama is or was born in this nation? Do people actually still think this man is anything but “ILLEGAL”? Do people actually believe Obama cares about this country! This man will and does HATE this country and desires to bring this nation to its knees? Obama is no more legal than a Tuna w/a sunburn! The man was born in Kenya Africa in Mombasa and he is a Muslim as his dad was and he lived in Indonesia which is 99.9% Islamic! The man is no more a U.S. citizen than Idi Amin!

  24. I see many people turning against the man who swore he was Legal and from this nation, who swore he was a Christian and that all was well and yet we “SEE” as I saw from day one, that something is surely amiss! My question is: How come the many people who could NOT see what they see now do now see their error when had they been NEGATIVE, and PROVED who and what this man was and is, would have KNOW who they voted for! How many are waking up just to freeking late! Funny thing though: this same scenario will, most likely, repeat itself in the form of H/C! Because when it comes down to it, men never learn by the past! The past is fraught w/contempt and deception and rather than go against what the media thinks or whoever, people wants to be accepted so the just go along to get along! TRUTH is: the TRUTH is the TRUTH, no matter what you are called, be it a racist, or sexist or Islamophob or homophob etc! Call me what you will but THE TRUTH, “Trumps” (no pun intended) a LIE, and the deceit!

  25. Oh heel, why doesn’t some good American just eliminate tjhe SOB and we can get our America back from the jaws of evil.

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