The current law is very clear. Only federally licensed gun dealers are required to conduct background checks, and only sellers whose “principal objective of livelihood and profit [is] the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms” are required to obtain a federal license. Anyone “who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms” is specifically exempted from the licensing requirement.
John Lott has a good piece up at National Review Online, dissecting this latest abomination by the Dictator-in-Chief Obama. It really amazes me (but it shouldn't) that his minions are saying how he can basically do whatever he wants with Executive Orders. Well, no he can't. He cannot rewrite the Constitution.
But that doesn’t matter to Obama, whose actions today will require many sellers to get a license if they sell even a single gun. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters that licenses would now be required based on such things as, “whether you sell firearms shortly after they’re acquired or whether you buy or sell in the original packaging.” In an era when private individuals can set up their cell phones to accept credit cards, accepting credit-card payment for one gun will now make selling firearms your “principal objective of livelihood.”
Read the piece. It will infuriate you. I think this EO will go the way of his immigration EO, as the author does. It will be blocked by the few judges left who understand and respect the Constitution. He is replacing them with his underlings as fast as he can, but he hasn't gotten to all of them yet. If we don't elect a conservative this November, we are really throwing America under the bus.
***I am so sick of this: School Stops Saying "God Bless America" after ACLU threat. When are we going to stop letting the minority dictate our actions? This is from a letter the ACLU sent to the school:
“The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government from not only favoring one religion over another, but also from promoting religion over non-religion,” he wrote in a letter to the school district’s attorney. “The greatest care must be taken to avoid the appearance of governmental endorsement in schools, especially elementary schools, given the impressionable age of the children under the school’s care and authority.”
No, it doesn't. It says, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion." That means Congress cannot make a law requiring all Americans to follow a certain religion. It also says, "...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Which do you think the above action does?
We certainly can't have children acknowledging the greatness of America or God's role in it, can we? Like it or not, our early documents clearly acknowledge the Creator and His hand in the formation of our Republic. That is not indoctrination, it is history.
***Amazon robots. This is fascinating.
***Brooklyn restaurant sells $100 donut. Seriously?
A Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant is offering some pricey donuts covered with icing made with Cristal champagne and 24k gold.
The donuts from The Manila Social Club will put you back $100 each... or get a dozen for a cool $1,000.
So now you can eat 24k gold?
***The Real You by Richard Jordan. This is a good study regarding who we are in Christ.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!
***If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them. ~~ Alexander Hamilton