Sunday, January 13, 2013


RFD NEWS FLASH!!  Presidential Executive Order Proposal - Federal Employees to Report Gun Owership

The Watchman came across the below article published by Fox News 13 January 13 regarding a liberal think tank's submission of executive order (EO) ideas to President Obama. Among the ideas is a EO to order all federal employees to report gun ownership of weapons to their employer. This is unconstitutional when common sense reading of the 2nd Amendment is done. It violates the "infringement" clause"  as well as the 5th Amendment, since such an order would compel information to be divulged on threat of a criminal act that the EO would create.  While it is unlikely this EO would stand judicial test, given the lengthy time a lawsuit to wind its way through the system, thousands of workers may quit or be fired. It is just another example of how unAmerican some American's have become and as Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1759,  "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
The article appears below:
Liberal think tank vows national campaign to push for more gun control
Published January 13, 2013 / FOXNEWS. COM

The president of the Center for American Progress said Sunday the influential liberal think tank will mount a full-scale campaign to push for more gun control.

Neera Tanden told “Fox News Sunday” the Center for American Progress will “absolutely” launch a major campaign in states across the country.

Tanden also downplayed the fact that groups supporting more gun control were severely outspent during the 2012 election cycle in which the influential National Rifle Association spent $20 million in backing candidates.

“They had a really low return on their investment,” Tanden told Fox. “Still, the NRA is a very strong lobby.”

Tanden spoke after a report published by The Washington Post stated the group is recommending 13 new gun policies to the White House, including some that call for executive action that sidesteps congressional approval.

The proposals include requiring universal background checks, banning military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips and updating data systems to track gun sales and enforce existing laws, according to The Washington Post, which said the proposals “amount to the progressive community's wish list.”

Tanden said the idea of executive action would be on some of the smaller issues, such as federal employees giving gun-ownership information to the president.

She also argues that both sides can find common ground on tougher background checks.

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, disagreed with that notion.
He argued that stolen guns were used in the fatal shootings last month at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 first-graders and six adults were killed.

He called the ideas a “waste of time” and argued Washington should focus on ending gun-freeze zones because people who live within them cannot protect themselves.

President Obama has already expressed support for many of the group’s proposals.
And Vice Prsident Joe Biden is leading a task force on possible changes to the gun laws. After speaking with groups on both sides, Biden purportedly could give the recommendations to the president as early as this week.

The Center for American Progress’ 11-page report was presented Friday to White House officials, according to The Post.

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