Yesterday, President Barack Obama met with former New York Mayor and Everytown for Gun Safety jefe Michael Bloomberg at the White House to discuss civilian disarmament. “Obama has met with a series of gun control advocates in recent weeks as his aides complete work on a potential order expected to expand background checks on gun sales by closing the so-called ‘gun show loophole,'” cnn.com reports. “A timeline on the order — which has been tangled in legal and administrative questions — is still unknown.” As Walter Scott opined, oh what a tangled web they weave when first we practice to deceive! To wit: the White House is playing its cards close to its vest . . .
The White House said that Obama and Bloomberg “discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America . . .
Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior adviser who also attended the meeting with Bloomberg Wednesday, said this week that the executive orders would be revealed in “short order,” but refused to offer any more detailed timelines.
In other words, they war-gamed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who oppose their statist aspirations, on the federal, state and local levels. While Bloomberg’s anti-ballistic bully boys have concentrated their efforts – and their boss’s millions – on enacting gun control laws on the state level, the White House’s pending executive orders loom large.
That said, if the President signs anything other than minor tweaks to existing laws, the move will be met with The Mother of Political Push-Backs. Watch this space.