Flashback: Obama uses ‘National Emergency Powers’ to ban guns


Where were the twelve GOP Senators when Obama banned rifles with his “National Emergency Powers”? Their noble cause to uphold the Constitution? Meanwhile Obama Impinging on our Second Amendment.  We were going to hell in a hand basket by Obama’s damnable phone and a pen? Where were the court challenges by the GOP? The gnashing of teeth, wringing of hands? Now we are going to have our Nation over run by illegals and these toads will stand on their righteous petard that Trump’s “National Emergency Powers” is a constitutional over reach. What about protecting citizen’s Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?  Here is a B-ville flashback from 2014.

Note Obama uses the“National emergency powers” he believes he has. Here we go:

Outlaws import of Russian-made AK-47 rifles with stroke of his  pen

According to a Presidential Executive Order issued Wednesday, the importation of AKs manufactured by theKalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia has been banned.

This includes the popular “Saiga” line of rifles and shotguns.

The sanctions were taken because of Russia’s aggression toward the Ukraine. Russian banks and energy companies were also targeted.

To be clear, the executive order does not affect Izhmash or Saiga firearms already in this country. This is not an “assault weapons” ban. Instead, it halts the importation of firearms from the Izhmash-based firm.

The news was released without fanfare, when the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Kalashnikov Concern and other Russian businesses to its “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDN” sanctions list.

Obama exploited the conflict in Ukraine to target the importation of the popular AK line of firearms manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia. The unconstitutional ban includes the Saiga line of rifles and shotguns.

The OFAC, according to its website, “administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.”

The criminalization of an entire line of foreign manufactured firearms is possible under “national emergency powers” and there is no appeal process.

“Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments,” according to the Treasury Department.

In a statement on their website issued early Thursday, Kalashnikov Concern noted that the sanctions will hurt U.S. consumers.

“It should be noted that the production of ‘Kalashnikov’ in the U.S. enjoys high demand, pre-order products civilian three times the annual volume of deliveries. Thus, taken in relation to ‘Kalashnikov’ sanctions the U.S. government go against the interests of American consumers,” the statement reads.”

It was founded in 1807, and exports arms and tools to 27 countries, including:  USA, UK, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

H/T: Gun Writer blog

How the Marxist are turning and teaching our Constitution and its meaning

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

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10 Responses to “Flashback: Obama uses ‘National Emergency Powers’ to ban guns”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    You know, I totally forgot about this one! Funny how the Republicans go after Trump harder than they ever went after Obama on these things. They talked a good game but did nothing to stop him.They have made it very clear whose side they are on.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Indeed… and they let the country go down the tubes with their not taking care of the border.

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  2. Kid Says:

    Well, you know I don’t talk politics much but a couple things occur to me.

    1. National Security is the federal government’s #1 mandate. One would have to be a dead squirrel that has been folded, spindled, mutilated, and cremated to not understand that the border situation is a national security issue,
    2. I can think of no defensible position for any of the 12 puke repub senators to take the position they did – especially Rand Paul, a self professed super conservative liberty person. And Mike Lee is on the list also. The other 10 are admitedly pukes of the politician variety.
    – 2a Are they and their families lives being threatened by the cartels. Eh, significant threat considering how good the feds are at protecting people. 2aa – are they taking money from the cartels to protect the open border.
    3. Do they honestly think that if the democrats gain a healthy ruling majority that they will ?declare an emergency on guns and order confiscation? 1)Good luck with that, and 1a) the next ruling democrat majority will result in the total destruction of America so what is it they think they are guarding against?

    OT – I see paulie ryan is out helping the democrats defeat Trump in 2020. Such a nice POS paulie is.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yes, we have reached critical mass and good luck to all those in denial. I just don’t understand it. My hunch is “they” have a whole lot on these Senators. How else to explain it. Your points well taken.

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  3. Mustang Says:

    Obama was enthusiastic about the idea of a global ban on firearms … which is a pathetically stupid idea. No community has a more restrictive law on firearms possession than Chicago and I should not have to reiterate the exceedingly high murder rate in that crap-hole. Now then, given the number of leftist twits we have in our country, we should worry about the idea of a State Constitutional Convention because you can believe these people who want to disarm America would do whatever it might take to cancel the Second Amendment. I do love how my state protects the rights of its citizens in this area.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I never understood why Mark Levin has been so keen on a convention. We were within one State of GOP control to have it happen….close call.
      Venezuela gave up their guns in 2012 if my memory serves me…..that should be a lesson.

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      • Mustang Says:

        Levin is a smart man and deserves our ear but he’s no Christ and I’m happy to use my own brain with no reason to rely exclusively on his ….

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    I remember that executive order. My original reaction (incorrectly) was “Ok, so it opens the market for American and other free world manufacturers.” Sadly, that type of complacency hurts us all.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The hypocrisy of it all is beyond the pale…. It is the incremental steps that have and are eroding our liberties…

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      • Kid Says:

        Nothing the democrats do is in America’s interests. Couldn’t be simpler to me at this point and for many years past actually.

        Grab your butt if they dems ever produce a bill labeled “The totally orgasmic Garden of Eden Recreation Resolution.”

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