Obama to Achieve Gun Control by Stealth

There’s a fascinating piece of information buried in a blog written by Jason Horowitz for WashingtonPost.com, April 11, 2011, which telegraphs how Obama plans to effectuate gun control.
The blog is about Steve Croley, Obama’s gun policy advisor and point man on gun regulation policy.
Here’s the tidbit in Horowitz’s article:

On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

In the meeting, she said, Obama discussed how records get into the system and what can be done about firearms retailers. Her husband specifically brought up the proposed ban on large magazine clips…. “He just laughed,” Sarah Brady said approvingly of the president. Both she and her husband, she emphasized, had absolute confidence that the president was committed to regulation.

From this one should conclude that Obama is planning to do gun control by stealth — via some administrative rule or regulation by the executive branch — so as to bypass Congress, the legislative branch of government.
It is no accident that Steve Croley is Obama’s gun policy advisor. Croley has a background in administrative law and wrote a book on it in 2008, “Regulation and Public Interests: The Possibility of Good Regulatory Government.” Since last August, Croley has been Obama’s assistant for justice and regulatory policy. He favors closing a loophole in the law that allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell arms without background checks, especially at gun shows. In fact, Croley argues in his book that regulation is “the least-worst solution to pressing social problems.”
Sure enough, 18 days after that WaPo blog, on May 29, 2011, the UK’s Daily Mail confirmed our worst fears:

The Obama administration is exploring tighter regulation on gun policy that can be secured through an executive order, bypassing congressional approval, officials have confirmed…. The Department of Justice held a meeting on Tuesday – the first in what is expected to be a series – to explore how the administration might be able to rule by decree.”


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8 years ago

thanks Eowyn. Sent this every which way but Sunday. This will be just as NULL and VOID,as everything else the Kenyan illegal has done.

8 years ago

Is anyone truly surprised by this? Congress has been made irrelevant with executive orders and czars with seemingly unlimited power, answerable to no one. I’ve seen the online petitions. I’ve written my congressmen, and nothing changes, except that the executive branch gains more power. War has been declared on Libya without Congress. When Reagan did the same thing, Congress refused to fund it and had Oliver North in court. This Congress does nothing. We are broke, and more money is sent to countries who are screaming for our annihilation, by order of the executive office. Our fuel prices sky-rocket, while… Read more »

8 years ago

I hate to say it, but if the government-educated compliant dolts don’t pull their heads out of their behinds, and that like right now, the Comrade Chairman is going to pull off his entire stealth Marxist coup – to the point it will be irreparable.
We have months, not years.

8 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Look how well healthcare “reform” is doing… and it’s not even 2014 yet, too…
“Hospitals Hunt Substitutes as Drug Shortages Rise,” by Lauran Neergaard, AP via Yahoo! News, 30 May 11

8 years ago

No doubt.

8 years ago

This Administration appears as if they want to destroy America and they fear the Patriot will take up arms against them. Hence their reason for disarmament. They will achieve their agenda, because they know the Patriots believe in the system. And, our system will as it has, let us down, after which time it will be too late to retaliate.

Wil Figueira
8 years ago

Great resource for information