King Obama ranted that the NRA and others were lying about the Manchin-Toomey Amendment allowing the registration of guns and owners. Obama is the one lying. Here’s what the proposed amendment said, extracted verbatim:
(c) PROHIBITION OF NATIONAL GUN REGISTRY.-
Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
”(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the-
”(1) acquisition or disposition of firearms, or any portion thereof, maintained by-
”(A) a person with a valid, current license under this chapter;
”(B) an unlicensed transferor under section 922(t); or
”(2) possession or ownership of a firearm, maintained by any medical or health insurance entity.”
Now, notice that it only says that the Attorney General cannot consolidate or centralize records. It doesn’t say that the AG cannot keep records. It doesn’t say that the Department of Homeland Security cannot create a master database. It doesn’t say that the ATF or FBI cannot copy all the sales forms (Form 4473) from gun shops. It left the door wide open for gun registration by the government, just not the AG. Not even a credible try.
Another Obama lie debunked. I’m with Dennis Miller on the whole gun control nonsense:
Fear the government that fears your guns!