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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

UN gun ban, Obama gun ban updates

For the four years before the Dec. 14 spree-shooting in Newtown, Conn., Mr Obama and his confederates put out a simple message on gun rights: "Obama supports the Second Amendment, and although he would support bringing back the ban on so-called "assault weapons," in his first term, the president made no effort to restrict gun rights."

No longer worried about re-election, the president and Democrats in Congress are moving quickly to make up for lost time.

In the United Nations, the Obama administration Nov. 7 jump-started the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty, a pact originally intended to keep weapons away from terrorists, but now about the creation of a world-wide regime to take firearms away from individuals. The treaty was not moving forward until Obama's day-after-the-election move.  Mark your calendars: the UN writes the final wording during March 18 to 28.

On Jan. 16 Obama issued Executive Actions focusing the administration on restricting gun rights. In the words of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., "The President has called on Congress to act on four specific legislative measures: closing background check loopholes, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines, making our schools safer, and increasing access to mental health services."

Sen. Dianne G. Feinstein (D.-Calif.) introduced her 122-page bill "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013: A bill to regulate weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes." The senator specifically lists dozens of rifles, pistols and shotguns, in addition to all belt-fed semi-automatic firearms, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and Thompson and Thompson look-alike guns.

--  Neil W. McCabe

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