The Danger of Executive Orders and a Universal Background Check

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So, if a universal background check (UBC) is passed, and the president decides through executive order to stop processing background checks (or the system is shut down due to budget constraints, or due to natural or man-made disaster), wouldn’t that put a universal gun ban in place immediately?

Shouldn’t there be a provision in any bill that if the UBC is shut down for any reason for longer than 4 days, that the law becomes null and void until such a time as the UBC is reinstated?

A UBC’s registration criteria should also be immune to political manipulation and tightly controlled. For instance, liberals in Congress would like to define NRA members, Second Amendment Supporters, and all those people who “cling to their God and their guns,” as mentally unstable and therefore subject to a gun ban.  Not so far-fetched when Homeland Security decided to include fundamentalist Christians and our military veterans in its identification of  potential terrorists!



3 comments on “The Danger of Executive Orders and a Universal Background Check

  1. You are really ranting and raving now, letting your paranoia run wild. Come back to Earth, please. No one is suggesting a ban on guns, that is just the NRA radicals trying to gin up opposition to reasonable, common sense gun regulations…like keeping them out of the hands of criminals and nutcases. Nor does DHS consider fundamentalist Christians or veterans to be potential terrorists…just the ones that, like any other terrorist, make terrorist threats!

    • No sir, not paranoid. If Diane Feinstein became president, or someone like her, which is possible, Obama just did just issue a list of 20 executive orders. The proposals on the table by Feinstein and what Bloomberg wants would in effect make the ban total:

      A summary of Mrs. Feinstein’s legislation is below.

      Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: 120 specifically-named firearms; certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
      Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include: Background check of owner and any transferee; type and serial number of the firearm; positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint; certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.

      I have no doubt, the way executive orders are being used right now, that someone so devoted to gun bans, would attempt to do through regulation what could not be achieved through law. Consider how D.C. is violating the Second Amendment with onerous regulations, making actual ownership effectively impossible and undermining the Supreme Court ruling. Bloomberg, if he became President, would try it.
      From the DHS report:

      Religious: groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers, impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists), forcibly insert religion into the political sphere (e.g., those who seek to politicize religion, such as Christian Reconstructionists and Islamists), and/or bring about Armageddon (apocalyptic millenarian cults; 2010: 17) For example, Jewish Direct Action, Mormon extremist, Jamaat-al-Fuqra, and Covenant, Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA) are included in this category (2011: 18).

      From Wikipedia:

      Christian Reconstructionism is a Calvinist theonomic movement, founded by Rousas John Rushdoony, that some claim has played a role in promoting the trend toward explicitly Christian politics in the larger U.S. Christian Right.[1] Christian Reconstructionists are usually postmillennialists and followers of the presuppositional apologetics of Cornelius Van Til. They tend to support a decentralized political order resulting in laissez-faire capitalism.[2]

      Sounds powerfully threatening to me. They believe Biblical principles should govern how laws are passed, just like the Founders, who used Black’s Law, filled with biblical justification for the Constitution’s principles.

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