I linked Emily Miller’s article yesterday, focusing entirely on how our murderous Marxist President stripped away a provision that would have blocked his Administration from supplying narco-terrorists with guns to kill more people on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. Obviously, Barack Obama feels that the problem with Operation Fast and Furious and other alleged gun-walking plots was that not enough Mexicans were murdered to instigate the desire to reinstate the 1994 “assault weapon” ban provisions that were his apparent goal.
The budget also makes clear that the President’s long silence on overt gun control measures is coming to an end.
Mr. Obama’s budget contains other gun-grabbing surprises. The White House is looking to reclaim authority to destroy surplus M1 Garand rifles and M1 Carbines. For 30 years, the Defense Department has been blocked from scrapping these collectible firearms that served our soldiers well in World War II and the Korean War. The administration also wants to melt down the military’s spent brass casings, thwarting gun owners who have been buying and recycling the surplus materials.
The president’s budget would also restore millions in funding to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control so they can pump out junk science studies claiming handguns are a public health hazard.
Mr. Obama is becoming more brazen in his disdain for the Second Amendment as his first term winds down, perhaps in an attempt to rally his dispirited liberal base headed into November. For those who believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms, this ought to serve as an equally loud wake-up call.
I think I’ll respond by buying another rifle and a case of ammo. At this pace, we may very well need both.