When it proves too difficult to push his collectivist measures through our Democrat-controlled Congress, Comrade Obama just does an end run.
Anyone with the least respect for the America form of government is disgusted and enraged, but B. Hussein’s fellow authoritarians are delighted with the Chicago Way (now known as Hopey Change). New York’s nanny state dictator, not content to micromanage his subjects’ snacking habits, wants Chairman Zero to circumvent Congress to attack the Second Amendment.
After months of waiting in vain for gun control supporters in Congress to take aggressive action against semi-automatic firearms, gun shows and NRA-supported restrictions on the abuse of instant background check records and firearm trace information, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging President Obama to make 40 changes to federal gun law interpretation and enforcement on his own-without congressional approval. …
Titled “A Blueprint for Federal Action” and released only in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act, the 51-page Bloomberg battle plan takes another cue from the military in calling for its mission to be carried out jointly by seven federal departments and agencies: the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The first six agencies are wholly under President Obama’s command, while the CPSC is an independent agency headed by commissioners nominated by the president.
The “Blueprint for Federal Action,” a copy of which was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, presents 40 recommendations that would dramatically curtail firearms freedoms.
I don’t recall seeing Bloomberg’s name on any ballots, having escaped NYC before it deteriorated to the point of him becoming mayor. But these days, no one has to vote for bureaucrats to get a taste of the soles of their shoes as they grind them in our faces. That’s the point of the approach Bloomberg shares with Obama. He’s attacking our right to bear arms via the faceless, unelected bureaucracy, which every year grows larger and larger, while the citizens it oppresses get correspondingly smaller.
On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.