Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registration… and Eventual Confiscation

Guest post by GOA

Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department’s proposed budget for FY2015.

Apparently, Holder didn’t think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.

He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.

“Smart guns” are a dumb idea

Given that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time — according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology — gun owners almost universally consider this a “dumb” idea.

Even police have rejected the “dumb gun” approach for themselves.

Currently, there are no such guns on the market in the United States. One gun store did briefly offer an Armatix .22 caliber earlier this year, but public outrage forced them to pull the handgun from the shelves.

Holder pushes a Universal Gun Registry

This year’s Obama budget shows how the administration is trying to quietly create the infrastructure for a universal gun registry.

In proposed “Program Increases” for the FBI, Holder has this to say:

“This program enhancement will double the capacity of the existing NICS [National Instant Check System] system. These expansions are vital in ensuring that the NICS system can support a Universal Background Check requirement, which is expected to double gross NICS transactions.”

Huh?

It may have escaped the Attorney General’s notice, but the Democrat Senate defeated his Universal Background Check requirement.

So, in effect, Holder’s asking for $ 100 million and 524 personnel to implement a program Congress rejected.

But that’s not all.

Holder seeking more ATF agents to copy to 4473 forms

In the section on ATF “Program Increases,” Holder demands $ 51.1 million and 255 agents and other personnel for enforcement and inspections.

In case anyone has forgotten, these are the people who are going to the FFL’s in connection with “annual inspections” — and physically copying all the 4473’s and bound book entries. GOA has reported on these efforts before, and one can read first-hand accounts from gun dealers here and here.

So under Holder’s proposed budget, many more 4473’s would be copied and fed into ATF’s de facto registry.

At the same time, Obama’s illegal Universal Background Check — implemented, presumably, by executive fiat — would ensure every gun transaction would have to go through an FFL. And this, of course, would guarantee that every American gun owner would have a 4473 which can be copied.

Think about it. With Republicans expected to take the Senate this fall — and Obama stymied legislatively — he has every incentive to go “full tyrant.” And that, apparently, is exactly what he intends to do.

But we have no intention to sit back and let Holder take away our Second Amendment rights. We have drafted legislation to prohibit ATF from copying 4473’s — and to require it to destroy any 4473’s it currently has.

UPDATE: GOA recently alerted you that an import ban on certain ammunition could be forthcoming from the ATF. Well, it’s official now — the ATF just declared that Russian-made 7N6 5.45×39 ammo is armor piercing. This lawlessness represents another reason that Congress needs to cut the ATF’s budget.

ACTION: Contact your Representative. Demand that the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill contain language to prohibit ATF from compiling a national gun registry by copying and retaining the 4473’s of every American.

Hat tip: BadBlue Gun News

Doug Ross @ Journal

CHUTZPAH EXPLOSION: Obama lectures man who earns $36,000-a-year how to balance his family budget

President Obama appeared recently on Telemundo and fielded call-in questions. A man who earned $ 36,000-a-year (and asked his question in Spanish — but that for another day) had seen his health care premiums skyrocket under Obamacare. He complained that he simply couldn’t afford Obamacare. Obama offered the following brilliant riposte to the caller:

If you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care. Because right now they’re healthy.

Mark Levin’s response — from his 12 March 2014 show (MP3) — is worth quoting in full.

So now we have Obama lecturing a man who earns $ 36,000 a year on balancing his budget, Mr. Producer!

Has Obama ever balanced a budget in his life?

Has Obama insisted that the era of austerity is over? Has Obama not run up the national debt trillions and trillions and trillions more?

Does Obama make choices like this for the country? Does he ever say, “You know what, we’ve got to control — once and for all our debt — and therefore, you know, it’s just like a family. It’s just like a budget. You look at the cable bill, you look at their cell phone bill, other things they’re spending money on… and it may turn out that they haven’t prioritized health care because everyone’s healthy.”

Does he ever say anything like that about himself? Or our spendthrift federal government? Never.

It’s just so ironic coming from a man like Obama, a man who spends recklessly on vacations, because we subsidize them. A man who spends recklessly on these banquets, these concerts in the White House. Who spends recklessly on his wife’s birthday and so forth. On his golf outings.

This guy who earns $ 36,000 a year — he’s subsidizing Obama!

A caller to the show that night had another interesting point: why the hell should anyone buy insurance until they’re sick?

After all, Obamacare’s big claim to fame is coverage for pre-existing conditions. Which, of course, isn’t insurance, it’s something else. Big government, monolithic, authoritarian, bankruptcy-inducing madness. But not insurance.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Schumer: Military Veterans — Not Congress — Must Face Budget Cuts

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Nation

Schumer: Veterans — Not Congress — Must Face Budget Cuts: Moonbattery
Year of the Republican Primaries: Daniel Horowitz
Obama argues profit-seekers forfeit their First Amendment rights: Ernest Istook

Obamacare: A Law or a Shakedown?: Rich Baehr
Not Trying to Ban Guns Except When We Are: Clayton E. Cramer
Incrementalism vs. Fundamentalism: The Republican Civil War: Ricochet

The Crony Obama Donors in Charge of DHS: Michelle Malkin
Texas Voting Rate Increased in Its First Voter ID Test: Bryan Preston
Free Speech is Dead: Oregon Bans Criticism of Obamacare Exchange: TPNN

Put guns in the schools, because that’s the only sane thing to do: Matt Walsh
Dr. Milton Wolf for Senate: Erick Erickson
Logistics: CMP advisory on .22 Long Rifle.: SSI

Economy

Coburn’s 2103 Government Wastebook : Bryan Preston
This Went Unnoticed: Obama Added Living Wages to the Bill of Rights: Sara Noble
The Federal Reserve’s Century of Failure: Bruce Walker

Scandal Central

Obama Makes the IRS Free Speech Cop Too: Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Obamacare’s expanded Medicaid asset seizure bonanza.: Moe Lane
Is President Obama ‘too big to jail?’: Wayne Allyn Root

Climate & Energy

Podesta’s White House return means a more aggressive green agenda: CEI
Bummer: 8 Ways “Climate Change” Is Ruining Christmas: RWN
Supreme Court won’t take up Obama administration violation of judge’s order in Gulf case: AP

Media

NBC: ‘Escalating Battle’ Between White House and Press Corps Over Obama’s ‘Pure Propaganda’: Kyle Drennen
This Is The Ad Every Republican Should Run In 2014: Glob
Photoshop This!: Caleb Howe

At What Point Does Millennial Fury At Obama Kick In?: HayRide
5 Things Obamacare Teaches You About Liberals: John Hawkins
The Dozen Funniest Variations of Obama’s Pajama Boy Propaganda: Mollie Hemingway

Re-Branding the GOP : John Fonte
Obama’s OFA – Onesie For America: iOTW
WaPo/ABC Poll: More Americans Trust Republicans To Manage Economy Than Obama: HyScience

World

DOD official: Snowden ‘stole everything — literally everything’: Giuseppe Macri
RESET: After Years of Threats, Russia Deploys Missiles Near NATO’s Borders: CNS
Banzai Speaks: Western Rifles

Center for America-Iran Progress: Alana Goodman
Kerry forces Israel’s moment of decision: Caroline Glick
A Good Communist: Western Rifles

Federal Judge: Obama Admin. Must Release Document Its Been Trying to Hide: Jason Howerton
The ASA: Where Foolishness and Ignorance Collide: Walter Russell Mead
Marine Could Be Discharged For Warning About Possible Threat Days Before Deadly Attack: FNI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Meta Unveils Meta Pro, Its $ 3,000 AR Glasses Now Available For Pre-Order: Ryan Lawler
Cornell researchers print 3D speaker: Martyn Williams
The Case for a Compulsory Bug Bounty: Krebs

Cornucopia

Cover Versions: The Little Drummer Boy: HayRide
Who Let the Dogs Out?: MOTUS
Steve Stockman Sells Obama Barf Bags: WFB

Image: Obama’s OFA – Onesie For America
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QOTD: “Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden stole vastly more information than previously speculated, and is holding it at ransom for his own protection…

“He stole everything — literally everything,” the official said.

Last month British and U.S. intelligence officials speculated Snowden had in his possession a “doomsday cache” of intelligence information, including the names of undercover intelligence personnel stationed around the world.

“Sources briefed on the matter” told Reuters that such a cache could be used as an insurance policy in the event Snowden was captured, and that, “the worst was yet to come.”” —Giuseppe Macri

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Why We Oppose the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

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Nation

Why We Oppose the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal: Julie Borowski
Ryan-Murray Budget A Kick In The Gut To Military Retirees: LoneCon
Federal judge finds NSA phone spying likely unconstitutional: Joe Mullin

Establishment GOP bites its feeding hand: David Limbaugh
A Civil War With Two Winners: PJM
Mark Udall (D-CO) gets called out on his lies: Moe Lane

Sen. Feinstein (D-CA): ‘Hillary Now More Than Ever’: TruthRevolt
Californians meekly take another step towards gun confiscation: Bearing Arms
The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care: Erick Erickson

Economy

12 Reasons Why Amnesty Will Hurt Low-Income Workers : Federalist
Limp: Millenials now split on Obama’s job performance: Ace
Time For States To Reclaim Our Land From The Federal Government: Ammoland

Robert Reich’s Age of Envy: Kevin D. Williamson
Hope Yes, Vote No is Not a Winning Equation: Daniel Horowitz
Surprise! Obamacare Includes A Medicaid Death Tax: SAB

Scandal Central

Sen. Mike Lee: Congress must act against Obama’s lawlessness: TPNN
How Death Panels Work Without Being Legal: Outcast
EPA’s Top Climate Change Expert Engaged in “Crime of Massive Proportions”: JWF

Climate & Energy

Well, this isn’t ominous or anything: Inform the Pundits
EPA Climate-Change Expert Admits ‘Historic’ Fraud for $ 900,000: R.S. McCain
Who Are The People Touting Global Warming? Here’s One: HayRide

Media

The 25 Best Tweets Of 2013: RWN
NYT notices hot new trend among sheriffs: ignore gun-control laws: Ed Morrissey
Yup, pretty much, the Me-tivity scene : LI

WaPo’s Dana Milbank: Being Called Liar of the Year ‘A Very Low Point’ for Obama: HAP
Sheriffs’ Resistance to Federal Gun Control Acts Makes Major Media: Joe Wolverton
MSNBC’s Roberts: Many Consider Obama ‘The First Gay President’: TruthRevolt

More on the Tarantino Presidency: Blackmailers
The Democrats Fear and Loathe Fox News: CHQ
Progressive propagandist freaks out when politician mentions purpose of Second Amendment: Bearing Arms

World

Mitch McConnell To Defense Contractors: Help Us Defeat Tea Party Challengers!: Ace
NSA Debates Amnesty for Edward Snowden: John Ribeiro, CIO
Act of War: CIA Leak Gives “Incontrovertible Evidence” That 9/11 Was State Sponsored: Mac Slavo

More Slaughter in Muslim Lands; Media, Governments Silent: Raymond Ibrahim
The Redistribution of Freedom: Daniel Greenfield
Gun control: ‘What if we say no?’: Anthony Martin

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Analyze Large Data Sets on Elastic MapReduce Clusters With Impala: AWS
Court upholds Motorola import ban in dispute with Microsoft: John Ribeiro
Seriously, what were they thinking?: CNet

Cornucopia

The 35 Naughtiest Dogs On The Planet: Distractify
The Buttcracker Suite: Hopenchange Cartoons
Santa Coal for non-offensive Christmas and equal presents: Cube

Image: Obama Wins Another Award! “Worst Year in Washington”, via Tammy Bruce
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QOTD: “We may be witnessing the sun’s last dying gasps before entering into a long slumber

Sunspots may not disappear completely, but they will be so weak that a long term decrease in solar wind and a slight but prolonged decrease in the sun’s temperature will result.

The latest solar data from this month reinforces the belief that our sun is headed into a long-term period of low solar activity.

As time goes on a link between decreasing solar activity and the halt in global warming 17 years ago becomes harder and harder to deny.” —Inform the Pundits

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: The Ryan/Murray Budget Deal Is… Awful

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Nation

The Ryan/Murray Budget Deal Is… Awful: Ace
Ryan Deal Limits Senate GOP’s Power to Block Tax Increases: Jonathan Strong
What the Hell, Paul Ryan?: Ace

The Ryan Budget is Partly Bill Clinton’s Republican Legacy: Erick Erickson
Running on Obamacare… away from the election: Hot Air
Radical Marxist Nutjob Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Praises Sebelius: Breitbart

Picture surfaces that blows up left-wing’s ‘racist’ voter ID cry: BPR
Senate Republicans Are Plotting a Talkathon: Michael Catalini, Roll Call
Jailtime for Air Soft guns in NJ: This Ain’t Hell

Economy

Shorter Ryan: I’m Gonna Kick Tomorrow: R.S. McCain
An Ugly Budget Deal but a Deal: Debra Saunders
About That Illinois Pension “Fix”: Mish

Dyslexic Priorities in Budget Deal: Daniel Horowitz
Levin: Does GOP not understand the whole system is going to collapse?: Scoop
Nobody saw this coming: WyBlog

Budget Deal Countdown: Bill Straub
‘Income Inequality’ — The Biggest Lie of All: Roger L. Simon
Only 7,000 Illinoisans enroll in Obamacare in first 2 months: Peter Frost, Tribune

Scandal Central

Obama gets 7-4 majority on DC Circuit, the court that hears challenges to his exec actions: PJM
Oregon Has Spent $ 300 Million To Sign Up 44 People For ObamaCare: Glob
Child pornography investigation roils Senate office: Alexis Levinson, DC

Climate & Energy

EPA Releases Most-Wanted List of Eco-Fugitives: BMW

Media

Photog Apologizes For Catching Obama’s Selfie: S&L
Paul Ryan = Sell Out: Marooned in Marin
New Hampshire Democrats Wage War on a Woman: Hideout

Just another idiotic WSJ rant: Mark Levin
Kook Quotient Continues to Rise: WaPo Adds MSNBC’s Maddow to Editorial Page: TruthRevolt
‘Remember me?’ Obama mascot Julia joins ranks of those screwed over by O-care: Twitchy

Stockman: Budget deal a ‘joke and betrayal’: Jeff Morganteen, CNBC
The Huffington Post’s Political Team Is About As White As You Would Have Guessed: Ace
Obama’s most loyal followers are about to screw him: MinorityReport

World

Nuclear gangbangers have upper hand on global police: Victor Davis Hanson
IPT Exclusive: Jihad-Supporting Imam Raised Millions on U.S. Fundraising Tour: IPT
Calling attention to slaughter of white farmers in South Africa is racist: Renee Nal

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: MOTUS
Obama is an international embarrassment – mocked in five different UK papers for selfie: FAM
Source of Snowden’s Documents Listed on Cryptome: Cryptome

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Intel and Hardware Random Number Generators: Market Ticker
Death of Underage Worker Sparks More Accusations of Labor Violations: Richard Padilla, MacRumors
Now, just what in the hell am i up to …. no. 3 …. final hint ….: Winter Soldier

Cornucopia

The 2013 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog: Drew Magary (h/t Navin)
The Art of the Remake XI: Chicago Boyz
Oh, Bother: Hopenchange

CAPTION THIS: Obama putting the ‘fun’ back in ‘funeral’: Cube
Have your selfie a merry little Christmas: A postcard from the White House [Photoshop]: Twitchy
This could be the hottest toy (for liberals) of the holidays: The Looking Spoon

Image: Picture surfaces that blows up left-wing’s ‘racist’ voter ID cry
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Doug Ross @ Journal