A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
I got this email from the White House, In defiance to the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, with the exposing of surveillance of our private citizens, destroying the ethical and moral fiber of our institutions and organizations this is another attack on the very fiber of this Republic.
I along with millions of others signed a petition to support the 2nd Amendment… Instead of addressing our concerns, The White House further exacerbates the situation by snubbing the petitioners and defying the Constitution itself.
Can this country survive another 3 years of rule by edict and dictatorial powers?
|Thursday, August 29, 2013|
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Taking Steps to Reduce Gun Violence
Even though Congress fails to act on common-sense proposals to reduce gun violence, like expanding criminal background checks and making gun trafficking a federal crime, President Obama and Vice President Biden remain committed to using all the tools in their power to make our communities safer.
Today, as part of that commitment, Vice President Biden swore in B. Todd Jones as the first permanent Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in seven years. As the Vice President said, “ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and they need a permanent director in order to do that and to do the job to the best of their ability.”
The Vice President also announced two new executive actions that build on the comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence that he and President Obama laid out at the beginning of this year:
Closing a Loophole to Keep Some of the Most Dangerous Guns Out of the Wrong Hands
First, ATF is closing a loophole that has allowed machine guns and other particularly dangerous weapons to get into the wrong hands. This loophole allows prospective buyers to license weapons to shell corporations and bypass a required background check. ATF is proposing a rule change that would require anyone associated with those corporations to go through the background checks as individual buyers.
Closing this loophole will make a difference—last year alone, there were more than 39,000 requests for transfers of these restricted firearms to trusts or corporations.
Keeping Surplus Military Weapons Off Our Streets
Second, the Administration is taking action to keep military-grade guns off the streets. Since 2005, the U.S. government has authorized foreign governments to import more than 250,000 military-surplus firearms back into the United States. Today, the Vice President announced a new policy of denying requests to reimport such weapons with few exceptions.
Today’s executive actions are simple, sensible ways to make our communities safer. But they are no replacement for common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, which we need Congress to pass. And as Vice President Biden said today, “If Congress won’t act, we’ll fight for a new Congress.”
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