As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama deliberately and repeatedly lied to America’s 90 million gun owners when he insisted that he would not try to take away anyone’s firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.
Now House Republicans are trying to add an amendment to the “Ominous Spending” lands bill that would codify the right to carry concealed weapons in national parks, less than a week after a federal judge blocked a similar proposal.
But, Senate leaders have devised a strategy to use a bill that had already passed the House — H.R. 146, a proposal to protect Revolutionary War battlefields — and strip its contents, replacing it with the “Ominous Spending” lands bill.
Because the House already passed H.R. 146, the Rules Committee can approve a closed rule that would block a motion to recommit, eliminating the GOP‘s best procedural chance to stymie the bill. The chamber would only need a simple majority vote to concur with the Senate amendment.
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to the “Ominous Spending” lands bill tactic to force more gun control on U.S. citizen’s said “the sneak attack on guns reveals the Democrats clear intention to outlaw guns everywhere. Obama has been lying to the nation when he says he will not take guns away.”
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly placed an injunction on the Interior rule last week. The judge’s ruling infringed on the rights of gun owners as drivers in areas such as Washington, D.C., often drive through federal park lands every day. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said “It’s ridiculous for people to be subject to two different sets of regulations simply because their car moved a few feet,” Bishop said in a statement. “The judge’s decision last week was wrong.”
“We warned America that Obama’s ‘support’ for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric,” he stated, “and now his support for the “Ominous Spending” lands bill shows Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying.”
“Right now,” said Gottlieb, “I wouldn’t take Obama’s word if he said it rains a lot in Seattle. Apparently, law-abiding gun owners have nothing to fear unless they drive to work in Washington DC and park or drive in the wrong place.”
STAND UP AMERICA AND BE HEARD!!