The Obama administration intends to unleash a scorched earth campaign over the next 18 months, with a promise to “squeeze every last ounce of progress” and continue “fundamentally transforming the United States of America”.
Following what some in media are calling his best week ever, the president was asked how he plans to utilize his newfound political capital. An elated Obama told the press corps “The list is long”, referring to his 2015 Unified Agenda which identifies the upcoming regulatory actions to be taken by federal bureaucracies.
While the Spring 2015 Unified Agenda is markedly vague concerning most of its 3,415 regulations, clearly its overarching purpose is to enforce American compliance with an ever-expanding body of “international norms” like those required by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Consequently, the 2015 Unified Agenda contains a number of backdoor gun control measures designed to further restrict the possession, storage, sale and acquisition of firearms and ammunition by law-abiding citizens yet in contrast, the Obama administration intends to lessen such restrictions for non-citizens.
Rule 1140-AA44, originally signed by Eric Holder, “would finalize an interim rule published on June 7, 2012 that removes the 90-day state residency requirement for aliens lawfully present in the United States to purchase or acquire a firearm.”
Rule 1140-AA05 will “require a firearms purchaser’s affirmative statement of his or her state of residence”, although with states like California, New York and even Georgia providing drivers licenses to illegal aliens, a person could enter the country illegally and then purchase a gun on the same day.
Another rule, 1140-AA08, opens the door for nearly unrestricted importation of firearms and ammunition by non-immigrants, i.e., aliens that are in the country temporarily.
Generally, the importation of firearms or ammunition by non-immigrant aliens is prohibited by law. Yet the exemptions provided by 1140-AA08 would make sidestepping this prohibition as easy as being “admitted to the United States for lawful hunting or sporting purposes” or by simply filling out a permit application and affirming that one is not in the country on a non-immigrant visa.
Due to Obama’s relaxation of border security and immigration enforcement, the nearly 12 million people that have crossed our borders without any type of visa have now been granted quasi-legal protections. Therefore, under 1140-AA08, this massive population is free to import arms and ammunition without any oversight after entering the country.
These rules are bizarre contradictions for an administration whose effort to deny Americans their birthright to bear arms has been a political hallmark. Even before Obama began fighting gun ownership from the White House, he demonstrated unwavering opposition to an Illinois bill that affirmed a person’s right to protect against home invasion using a firearm. Likewise, Eric Holder famously called for Americans to be “brainwashed” into an anti-gun mindset (see video) and led the Justice Department as it conspired to kill the Second Amendment by exploiting the inevitable fallout from Operation Fast and Furious.
While resolute in the effort to disarm Americans, the 2015 Unified Agenda is evidence that both Obama and Holder have for years been simultaneously working to grant illegal immigrants and non-citizens unprecedented access to loosely controlled firearms. To understand these otherwise inexplicable rules, they must be put in context with the policies concerning immigration and trade handed down to Obama from previous presidents.
Leading up to last week’s historic vote enabling Obama to move forward with his secret trade negotiations, Senator Jeff Sessions fought vigorously in opposition, warning that approval would put the US under the authority of an unaccountable international commission similar to the floundering European Union (EU). The deal was even described as “NAFTA on Steroids” harkening back to George H.W. Bush’s trade deal with Canada and Mexico that led to a massive trade deficit for the United States and caused an unprecedented spike in illegal immigration.
However, Obama’s trade and immigration policies were more directly inherited from George W. Bush who in 2005 met in Waco, Texas with Mexican president Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to form the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). Justified as a tool for “increasing and enhancing security and prosperity in the United States, Canada, and Mexico”, the main purpose of the SPP is “eliminating barriers to labor and capital flows across national borders”.
Predating the United Nations and the EU, the formation of a unified American megastate became official US policy in 1948 with the creation of the Organization of American States (OAS). Every US president since Harry Truman has appointed an ambassador to the United States Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States whose stated principles include collective security, consolidation of government, fulfillment of obligations to the UN Charter, and effective limitation of conventional weapons. As with the European Union, a transnational union of the Western Hemisphere will require incredibly draconian and homogeneous gun laws in order to limit conventional weapons in the hands of non-state parties.
The CIFTA treaty, drafted by the OAS and sponsored by Barack Obama, defines “Illicit Manufacturing” as “the manufacture or assembly of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related material” “without a license from a competent governmental authority of the State Party”. This provision would thereby require a federal license for literally every American gun owner that assembles a weapon after breaking it down for cleaning, in addition to requiring separate licenses for those that reload ammunition.
As the “unrestricted flow of labor and capital” ultimately mandates that all laws be standardized across the former nations that comprise a transnational union; Second Amendment activists, as well as citizens that are opposed to Obamacare, the threats to private property rights, global taxation without representation (also see here) and the Texans that have been fighting the Trans-Texas Corridor (a.k.a. the Port to Plains Corridor) would do well to recognize that they all share a common enemy and find ways to coordinate their efforts accordingly.
-James Franklin 1-7-15