Obama Proposing Gag Order vs. Online Gun Talk

 

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Here’s a question. How often do they clean and fumigate the Oval Office? When it comes to the Second Amendment, President Obama continues to throw stuff against the wall with his anti-gun agenda. Years later, there’s plenty of stink, little that sticks. But hold your nose. Here we go again.

This one is so messy, the president may need a Hazmat crew.

This gag order tactic makes those of us at AWC Inc. even more confident about folks in the Obama Administration burning the midnight oil. It sure seems they are literally staying up all night trying to find some way to finally pierce the body armor the Founding Fathers placed on the Second Amendment – #2A.

This time we are all up against the State Department, not the ATF.

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They’ve locked on the internet as the target. They’re pulling the trigger on proposing regulations on how web forums, and gun blogs and gun videos like ours at AWC Inc. use the internet with YOU. The intent is to holster all of us who share technical details online about topics such as arms and ammunition.

“The tactic for this Obama-led State Department mission is updating (changing) something called the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These are the rules governing everything from firearms to fighter jets under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

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The angle here for shooting down our freedom is that ITAR rules pre-date the internet. In the June 3, 2015 issue of the Federal Register they are insisting, “anything published online in a generally-accessible location has essentially been ‘exported,’ as it would be accessible to foreign nationals both in the U.S. and overseas.”

The U.S. Department of State is proposing now we must first get approval from the federal government before posting on the web. Otherwise, if we post details about an upper receiver, lower receiver, or AR-15 rifle kit, we’re looking at penalties up to 20 years in jail, and a fine up to $1 million.

“This proposed provision will enhance compliance with the ITAR by clarifying that ”technical data” may not be made available to the public without authorization. Persons who intend to discuss ”technical data” at a conference or trade show, or to publish it, must ensure that they obtain the appropriate authorization.”

Basically, the gag order is a double barrel assault weapon aiming at both the Second Amendment, and our First Amendment rights giving us Freedom of Speech.

Once again, President Obama is trying an end run around the U.S. Congress. We hope from a political sense the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate bear Arms against this latest attempted violation of our Constitutional Rights. But we can never count on it.

You know the drill. It’s the same one we used in stopping the recent Obama assault on M855 Ammo. Here’s what to do:

  1. Make your voice known with your elected Representative in the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Senators from your state. Urge them to oppose the proposed gag order of online technical talk regarding guns and ammunition.
  2. You also have until August 3, 2015 to get your public comment on the record opposing the proposed gag order on Arms technical data. Ironically, you can submit your comment online by sending an email to: [email protected].

Use the subject line, ‘‘ITAR Amendment—Revisions to Definitions; Data Transmission and Storage.”

 

Thank you friends of #2A, the Second Amendment. Now we have to add #1A, the First Amendment to the fight.

Like we said, this gag order stuff being tossed against the wall is messy.