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[–] BoiseNTheHood 1 point 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Obama to wipe his ass with the Constitution.

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[–] arrggg 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Just watch, the treasonous coward will announce it on New Years day when everyone is to hung over to notice.

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[–] mcwilshire [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It'll be interesting to see what sort of execute overreach he engages in this time.

His big thing has been "universal background checks", a concept which does not exist as a matter of law. The law is in fact very clear that certain types of gun transactions do not fall under the controls of the GCA and do not require a federal firearms license nor a background check.

The law requires that gun "dealers" be federally licensed and it requires that federal licensees perform background checks through The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The law is clear, very clear, as to what does and does not constitute such a dealer, so I don't see what room he has for executive interpretation there.

A dealer is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(11) as follows:

(11) The term “dealer” means
(A) any person engaged in the business of selling firearms at wholesale or retail,
(B) any person engaged in the business of repairing firearms or of making or fitting special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms, or
(C) any person who is a pawnbroker. The term “licensed dealer” means any dealer who is licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

(21) The term “engaged in the business” means
(A) as applied to a manufacturer of firearms, a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to manufacturing firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the firearms manufactured;
(B) as applied to a manufacturer of ammunition, a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to manufacturing ammunition as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the ammunition manufactured;
(C) as applied to a dealer in firearms, as defined in section 921 (a)(11)(A), a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms, but such term shall not include a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms;
(D) as applied to a dealer in firearms, as defined in section 921 (a)(11)(B), a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to engaging in such activity as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit, but such term shall not include a person who makes occasional repairs of firearms, or who occasionally fits special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms;
(E) as applied to an importer of firearms, a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to importing firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the firearms imported; and
(F) as applied to an importer of ammunition, a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to importing ammunition as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the ammunition imported.

(22) The term “with the principal objective of livelihood and profit” means that the intent underlying the sale or disposition of firearms is predominantly one of obtaining livelihood and pecuniary gain, as opposed to other intents, such as improving or liquidating a personal firearms collection: Provided, That proof of profit shall not be required as to a person who engages in the regular and repetitive purchase and disposition of firearms for criminal purposes or terrorism.

The law is very clear in that it does not call for or authorize "universal background checks". "A person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms" is not required to have a federal license nor perform background checks, period.

Will the administration try to redefine a gun dealer in direct contradiction of the law? Wouldn't surprise me, but I guess we'll see.

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[–] OldTrux 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We're slipping on the slippery slope.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Fuck you, negro president man.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

He's mulatto, actually.

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[–] Onlio 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Is everyone who voted for him proud of themselves?

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[–] PeacefulAssassin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have met people who think that he's been the best president

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[–] guinness2 ago  (edited ago)

I suspect most of those people will be voting for Hillary because vagina.