Under The Radar: Obama Administration’s Outrageous Abuses of Executive Power Threaten 2nd Amendment

While Barack Obama and Joe Biden barnstorm the country attempting to gin up emotionally-driven indignation against our 2nd Amendment rights, federal agencies under their control are working behind the scenes to put the hurt on firearms’ manufacturers and law-abiding citizens who dare to exercise their rights. David Keene, President of the NRA, writes today in the Washington Times: 

One major national firearms retailer, for example, has been under fire for more than two years from the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It seems the company won’t hire convicted felons, which the commission claims amounts to illegal racial discrimination. The federal government these days argues that policies that have what government lawyers call a “disparate impact” on racial minorities amount to impermissible discrimination – even when the policies themselves were not put in place for discriminatory reasons. Thus, the government argues that a higher percentage of minorities within the felony population than in the population at large means that any policy that discriminates against felons as a class is discriminatory because its impact falls disparately on minorities.

Company officials pointed out to commission investigators threatening to charge the company with discrimination that they couldn’t hire felons even if they wanted to, because federal law prohibits federal firearms licensees from hiring felons. The investigator’s response was, according to a company official I talked to: “That’s your problem, not ours.”

He also describes the persecution of gun collector Kristopher Gasior.

Security agents to the Fredericksburg, Va., home of Kristopher Gasior on March 8. Mr. Gasior is a gun collector, author and expert on Polish-made firearms. Mr. Gasior owns a collection that includes a rare military rifle made by the Polish government in 1938, was captured by invading German forces the next year, and brought to the United States by a GI who took it from a German in the final days of the war.The agents who came to his door didn’t have a warrant, but Mr. Gasior’s wife invited them in, and when her husband came into the room, they asked if he had the rifle. When he said yes and showed it to them, they seized it and gave him a receipt after informing him that they were taking it on behalf of the Polish government. They claimed it was a “one-of-a-kind rifle” that had been looted from the Polish government during the war.

This situation is reminiscent of last week’s ridiculous action by the state of New Jersey. Fortunately in that case, the law-abiding citizen on the receiving end of government persecution demanded a warrant, which of course, the state thugs could not produce. From CBS News:

Shawn Moore said he gave his son Josh the gun as a present to use on hunting trips. The elder Moore was at a friend’s house when his wife called, saying state child welfare investigators, along with four local police officers, were at the house, asking to inspect the family’s guns.

Moore said he called his lawyer Evan Nappen, who specializes in Second Amendment cases, and had him on speakerphone as he arrived at his house in Carneys Point, just across the Delaware River from Wilmington, Del.

“They said they wanted to see into my safe and see if my guns were registered,” Moore said. “I said no; in New Jersey, your guns don’t have to be registered with the state; it’s voluntary. I knew once I opened that safe, there was no going back.”

With the lawyer listening in on the phone, Moore said he asked the investigators and police officers whether they had a warrant to search his home. When they said no, he asked them to leave. One of the child welfare officials would not identify herself when Moore asked for her name, he said.

The agents and the police officers left, and nothing has happened since, he said.

“I don’t like what happened,” he said. “You’re not even safe in your own house. If they can just show up at any time and make you open safes and go through your house, that’s not freedom; it’s like tyranny.”

Precisely. I’m still waiting for Gov. Chris Christie’s apology for this disgusting act by state officials.

The Obama administration knows its proposed new gun control measures are non-starters, but regardless, the tyrannical actions of federal agencies will continue even if these measures go down in flames.

As David Kopel, one of America’s leading experts on 2nd Amendment law told us recently when he visited The Teri O’Brien Show, we live in perilous times.

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As you know, I was fortunate to be able to interview David Kopel, Research Director of Colorado’s Independence Institute, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University, Sturm College of Law and one of America’s leading experts on the Second Amendment. You can see his excellent testimony before the Senate here on his website.

We aired Part One of the interview on the 2/24/13 edition of the show, and we were planning to air Part Two on last Sunday’s show. That was before “the sequester” and Dennis “Nork Dictator is AWESOME” Rodman popped up the breaking news. So, here’s the entire interview, which is approximately 28 minutes total, in 5 bite-sized parts. Enjoy!

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How To Force Your Congressman to Change His Underwear. Show Notes-2/24/13 Show

Thanks to our special guest Betsy McCaughey, author of Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for the New Healthcare Lawfor sharing some essential information about the federal government’s takeover of our healthcare system. Did you know that you might be headed for Medicaid next year? Did you also know that patients covered by Medicaid have worse outcomes than the uninsured? Did you know that even if you retain your private insurance, the federal government will review your doctor’s decisions about your care?

On February 15, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of America’s leading experts on the 2nd amendment, David Kopel, and we heard Part 1 of the interview as part of this week’s 2nd Amendment Update. Part 2 will air next week.

Sunday Shows: the Regime sends buffoonish dullard/former Illinois GOP stooge Sec. of Defense Ray LaHood to CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet The Press” to describe the parade of horribles that will befall us if we deprive the federal government of a single dime. Surprisingly (no, not really), hapless LaHood had no answer when Candy Crowley asked why he was warning of grounded planes and air traffic delays when (1) the FAA’s budget has increased $500 billion since 2008 and (2) the number of domestic flights is down 27% since 9/11, while the FAA budget is up 41%. Suggestion: if you want to get your congressman to wet himself, especially if he is a democrat, call and see if he can do what LaHood couldn’t or wouldn’t do; that is, answer these questions. Obama needs to stop whining about the sequester, since it was his idea, and he has spending the last week conducting a clinic on demagoguery, lying through his teeth about that fact, and the fact that any pain felt by the public will be because he is choosing it. He’s trying to tell us that he has no choice but to furlough meat inspectors and air traffic controllers because of a 2% decrease in the rate of growth rather than cutting out some bureaucratic bloat? PULEEZE!!

Bob Woodward: Obama’s sequester deal-changer – The Washington Post (Liberal media hero of Watergate fame says it: Obama has “moved the goal posts” on the sequester.)

Connecting the dots between Chinese Army hacking, which has our power grid as its ultimate target, the King of the Useful Idiots, Jimmuh Carter, his hillbilly mutant grandson, and “Argo,” which will win “Best Picture” at the Oscars. On ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) says that America is in a weak, vulnerable position.

Why your boss is dumping your wife – MarketWatch

Universal Orlando dropping health insurance: Universal Orlando will drop health insurance for part-time workers – OrlandoSentinel.com

Second Amendment Update

Dave Kopel Website

The armed bystanders who stopped the massacres – latimes.com

America’s 1st Freedom (Dave Kopel’s piece for the NRA magazine that explains the Left’s use of junk science to scare women about guns, and therefore encourage them to support anti-2nd amendment legislation.) See also There They Go Again: Left Using Bogus “Studies” to Scare Soccer Mommies | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess

It’s Simple. It’s Obvious. So Why Are So Many Americans Being Bamboozled About “Universal Background Checks?” Are You One of Them? | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess (anticipating what Wayne LaPierre warned about on 2/23/13 by several days. You’ll also hear me say it in the interview with David Kopel. “Universal background checks” sounds so reasonable, and it’s anything but!)

NRA uses Justice memo to accuse Obama admin of wanting to confiscate guns – Washington Times (that’s what’s behind all this “universal background check” talk)

New York Army Vet Facing 7 Years in Prison Over Empty Ammo Magazines | Video | TheBlaze.com

Disturbing Report: Veterans are receiving letters from VA prohibiting the ownership or purchase of firearms… Developing… | RedFlagNews.com

Conservative Movies You’d Want to See! | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess (Producer Thomas’ piece with movies he, and we, would love to see!)

Overcoming Obamacare, Plus Obama’s War on the 2nd Amendment-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

This week we learned that, in addition to his many other talents, Joe Biden is also a firearms’ expert. Who knew? He got a little testy during what he thought would be another anti-Second Amendment agitprop fest, this time for Parents’ magazine, when a questioner suggested that the administration’s proposals might make it difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and offered the sage advice he gave his wife, specifically, get a shot gun and if you hear a noise, go out on the back porch and fire a couple of blasts. Note to Girl Scouts: don’t show up unannounced at the Biden house!

Could that shotgun, which the clearly clueless Mr. Biden thinks is easier to shoot than an AR-15, be banned by the Obama administration? Yes, it could, according to David Kopel, Research Director of Colorado’s Independence Institute, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University, Sturm College of Law, and one of America’s leading experts  on the 2nd Amendment. He’ll join us, and share his thoughts about what the Obama administration has in mind to trample on our 2nd Amendment rights.

Sadly, our hopes of ridding America of the scourge of Obamacare, at least anytime soon, evaporated last November with the re-election of Barack Obama. Now that we’re stuck with it, how will it affect you and your family?We’ll get answers from someone who has been fighting the federal government’s takeover of our health care system for over 20 years, Dr. Betsy McCaughey. Her new book, Beating Obamacare, is an essential handbook for protecting yourself. Despite what Nancy Pelosi said, you don’t have to read the law to find out what’s in it. We’l tell you today.

Barack Obama put on a clinic in demagoguery earlier this week, shaking his fists over the scary “sequester,” that even Jay Carney has admitted was his idea. The administration’s point man on the Sunday morning shows is the poster boy for the fact that politics is the last refuge of the mediocre, the buffoonish “Republican” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. He goes on the Sunday shows, and hilarity ensues.

It’s Oscar Sunday, and it’s clear now why so many in Hollywood love the film “Lincoln.” Plus Producer Thomas’ list of conservative movies you’d love to see.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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