President Obama is making darn sure that there is a federal dossier on every American by collecting information from all federal agencies, from medical sources, and from individual states. He has done this by Executive Order for the purpose of taking guns away from every one. Why else would he burden every law abiding citizen, every federal agency, every medical and mental health facility, plus build a federal database registry for gun control purposes all because of a madman’s shooting? If you have a better explanation for his actions, let me know.
First, it begins with every citizen who has any public record with any federal agency. FOID is a good place to start, yes? But because gun owners already have FOID cards, the efforts will be to ensnare all citizens into the database. They will have a ‘federal dossier for gun control’ established. All federal activities from every agency will be collected into a single dossier for each citizen. FBI, ICE, Armed Forces, National Security, Department of the Interior, State Department, every freakin’ federal agency save the IRS will examine what data it holds and provide same to the Federal Dossier and Database for Gun Control. (What good is a gun control database if it doesn’t have your name in it? Hmmm?)
Second, state and local, mental health and/or specific medical records will have patient names and summaries of their mental health state, medicines taken, drug abuse violations, drug usage or overdose, and any medical or mental health evaluation and/or history of same, added to the database to thicken the Federal Dossier about you. (What good is a database if you aren’t in it when it is checked?)
Third, the President will provide money to states to entice them to forward all state criminal records of investigations (innocent or guilty) to the Federal Dossier. From domestic abuse to drug usage and fist fights in high school, all state law enforcement authorities will report all criminal investigations to the Federal Dossier.(Not just trials…investigations…)
Fourth, the President already authorized and directed the Attorney General of the United States of America to determine which combination of federal agency records, patient medical issues, patient mental health issues, and state law enforcement records, in some algorithmic and alchemic combination, identify you as a ‘dangerous person’ within your federal record. Dangerous persons, as we know, should not have a gun. I reckon there will be different categories of dangerousness developed.
Fifth, every law enforcement organization, before returning any gun that they took from you for any reason, will be required to run a background check in the Federal Dossier to determine if you ‘qualify’ to have your guns returned. And if you don’t qualify: too bad, so sad, they keep them.
Sixth, the federal government will craft a letter telling federal gun dealers how to run background checks using the new Federal Dossier and Database for Gun Control. Punitively, of course, if they fail to do it correctly or completely, or if they fail to record that you actually purchased a gun or several guns. (What good is a gun control database if it doesn’t tell people you have a gun to be controlled and what its serial number is? Hmmm?)
Seventh, require that any gun connected to any law enforcement investigation be traced backwards to its original purchase so that if you break the law by selling your gun to a private party without a background check, you can be arrested or fined even if the person you sold the gun to did not commit the crime. It will make you feel guilty that the gun you owned a decade ago was used in a crime after being sold three times. And they will punish you as a contributor to the crime by placing a mark in YOUR federal record forever as failing to control your gun sale to a third party. (What good is a gun control data base if it doesn’t have serial number traceability? How do they know what guns were bought and sold illegally if they don’t track serial numbers? Hmmm?)
Eighth, maximize prosecutions over gun control failures to send a message that gun control is serious business. Make gun control failures a felony. Failure to control guns will be just as criminal as using guns to commit a crime.
Ninth, establish a responsible gun ownership program to make every gun control failure a teachable moment and to facilitate naïve media articles to put fear in the minds of reasonable people that the negatives of gun ownership outweigh the positives… and possibly outweigh even the constitutional right to possess firearms.
Tenth, if you are ‘qualified’ for responsible gun ownership, but subsequently develop a series of factors that move you to a ‘dangerous person’ level, they will come and take your guns away before you hurt yourself or someone else. (They will say “It only makes sense right? We have to protect some ‘unknown but probable’ person you may kill tomorrow by taking your guns away today.”)
And that is how the Federal Government will have a dossier on every citizen in the US, how they will use the “process” to take existing guns away and make it intolerable, onerous, and odious to possess a gun.
This will take less than 20 years by my estimation and Congress doesn’t have to lift a finger. All by Executive Order because this *cough* constitutional scholar President doesn’t have a clue what a constitutional right is.
Scared yet? You should be. Read the NYT for yourself.
How do I know this from the NYT article? Because that is what I would do if I wanted to take guns away and I had those tools at my disposal. With a Congress that sits on its butt with its fingers up its collective nose AND with a Supreme Court that fails to restrain the federal government on anything it does unless the court case is 20 years old, both you and I don’t stand a chance against runaway federal agencies.
(Just imagine that you are a returning vet from Afghanistan. You are classified as a ‘dangerous person level 1’ because you have killed in combat and are familiar with guns. You suffered from PTSD upon returning but have been treated and released. You don’t have a job but you want to buy a gun. Should you be “allowed” to purchase one with your life history and your possible threat to others or yourself…. hmmm? That’s my point.)