Obama’s Army!!!

No Middle Ground

by Elliot Fineman
CEO – Founder
National Gun Victims Action Council
January 28, 2016


Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s appearance before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee last week confirms—yet again—what we have stated in prior updates; It is a fairy tale to think that Congress will ever pass any law that will reduce gun violence. The only way to do so is for President Obama to declare a National State of Emergency to halt the Gun Violence Epidemic.


Under the National Emergencies Act, the president has the power and responsibility to declare a National State of Emergency when there is a natural or manmade threat to the public safety that cannot be contained by normal means.


Recently President Obama used those powers to declare National States of Emergency due to the California wild fires that killed 3 people and cost $1.2 billion and the influenza epidemic that hospitalized 20,000 and killed 1,000. Guns take 30,000 lives per year and cost $229 billion per year. If that is not a National State of Emergency, what is?


Lynch was seeking to defend the president’s proposed executive actions to broaden and improve background checks, improve collection of criminal history records and require gun dealers to report lost and stolen inventory as lawful. But that’s not how Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees funding for the Justice Department, saw it.


“It is clear to me that the American people are fearful that President Obama is eager to strip them of their Second Amendment rights,” Sen. Shelby said at the hearings. “This subcommittee will have no part in undermining the Constitution and the rights that it protects.”


Republican Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas agreed, seeing a power grab because the actions “were not changes through Congress.” Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said “Part of the executive actions seem ambiguous and provide some confusion” for gun owners.


Gun safety regulations have been—and will ALWAYS be —blocked at the federal level. The statements of these senators from 3 of the 17 rabid pro-gun states confirm this reality. There is no middle ground for such lawmakers. After the Sandy Hook massacre, Congress could not pass universal background checks or make gun trafficking a felony; after the San Bernardino terrorist massacre, Congress refused to close the loophole that lets suspected terrorists on the Terror Watch List buy guns.


“Disarming law abiding citizens does not help reduce violent crime,” said Sen. Boozman after Sandy Hook. “We need to get to the root cause which includes addressing mental health issues in our country.” (No one asked him how blocking criminals from getting guns “disarms” law-abiding citizens or why only the US has 30,000 gun deaths a year when mental illness is found all over the world.)


The only way for the Gun Violence Epidemic to be halted is for President Obama to declare a National State Of Emergency. Only then can he issue the unrestrained executive orders that are needed.


The pro-gun side and their congressional supporters represent a mob of loud mouthed bullying jackals programed to label any step President Obama takes to halt the Gun Violence Epidemic as a betrayal of the Constitution. They forget that the Constitution protects non-gun owners as well. President Obama needs to know that he has an army of people covering his back that far exceeds the loud mouthed jackals.


Besides signing the petition to halt the Gun Violence Epidemic, invite your friends, family, neighbors and work associates to sign it and become a part of Obama’s Army.


Remember there are 100 million of us who want sane gun laws and only 1 million pro-gun jackals who want no gun laws.


Elliot Fineman
CEO – Founder
National Gun Victims Action Council



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