Obama Plans To Muzzle Gun-Related Speech

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  1. Revmitchell

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    .....Even as news reports have been highlighting the gun control provisions of the Administration’s “Unified Agenda” of regulatory objectives (see accompanying story), the Obama State Department has been quietly moving ahead with a proposal that could censor online speech related to firearms. This latest regulatory assault, published in the June 3 issue of the Federal Register, is as much an affront to the First Amendment as it is to the Second. Your action is urgently needed to ensure that online blogs, videos, and web forums devoted to the technical aspects of firearms and ammunition do not become subject to prior review by State Department bureaucrats before they can be published…



    …With the new proposal published on June 3, the State Department claims to be “clarifying” the rules concerning “technical data” posted online or otherwise “released” into the “public domain.” To the contrary, however, the proposal would institute a massive new prior restraint on free speech. This is because all such releases would require the “authorization” of the government before they occurred. The cumbersome and time-consuming process of obtaining such authorizations, moreover, would make online communication about certain technical aspects of firearms and ammunition essentially impossible.

    Penalties for violations are severe and for each violation could include up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. Civil penalties can also be assessed. Each unauthorized “export,” including to subsequent countries or foreign nationals, is also treated as a separate violation.

    Gunsmiths, manufacturers, reloaders, and do-it-yourselfers could all find themselves muzzled under the rule and unable to distribute or obtain the information they rely on to conduct these activities. Prior restraints of the sort contemplated by this regulation are among the most disfavored regulations of speech under First Amendment case law.

    But then, when did the U.S. Constitution ever deter Barack Obama from using whatever means are at his disposal to exert his will over the American people and suppress firearm ownership throughout the nation?

    You did a gun review about your new AR-15 and posted it to YouTube? That’s up to 20 years in prison.

    You took a small unit tactics class, and wrote about what you learned on your Blogspot blog? That’s a fine of up to one million dollars.

    You’re a manufacturer that posts product manuals your web site? Obama will shut you down.


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  2. Squire Robertsson

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    I can see this proposal running into some immediate trouble with the NRA. Can you spell "American Rifleman"? Not to mention other gun related publications.
     
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    Well that .556 ban did not work. On to plan B...
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    This will most likely end up with yet another unanimous ruling against Obama by the SC.
     
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    Hope so, but Roberts showed himself with Obamacare. Scalia is the only one of them who I trust.
     
  6. just-want-peace

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    Testing of the waters!!
     
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    Is it possible this man in the WH is trying the best he can to create a revolution in this country? He wants to "fundamentally change" America but he may burn it down in the process.
     
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    Democrats are totalitarians and want to abolish the Bill of Rights. Democrats think that they are a higher form of evolutions and therefore should be the bosses on the planet of the apes. If you have a Democrat for a friend, you really don't have a friend at all.
     
  9. Rolfe

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    Planet of the Apes? Please tell us that it is two double-espressos making you type that nonsense.

    I have a number of Democrat friends. Yes, they are friends.
     
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    I think that it is Dems who hang out at the designer coffee store--I mean, those places are sort of dingy around here and Dems do like to make personal attacks because they are the very kings of PC--even Jerry Seinfeld and others say that they have written off the PC crowd as humorless. Maybe that is why the Dems hate the arts so much. But the Dems do want to limit free speech on many issues.
     
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    Okay....

    As all-over-the-place as that post was, I would recommend decaf tomorrow.
     
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    You just can't refrain from a personal attack, can you? I imagine that you are one of the smartest people in the world.
     

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