The civilian disarmament industrial complex and their sycophants in the legacy media have been making much of President Trump’s “true friend and champion in the White House” statement to the NRA. But the fact is, we’ve seen lots of talk and very little real friendly action from the Trump Administration thus far. “But wait,” the apologist in the back says, “you can’t blame the President for lack of Congressional action. And besides, we got rid of Obama’s fiduciary trustee = ‘mentally defective’ rules!”
That’s part of what I meant by “very little” action. Furthermore, there’s a metric ton of thing the President can do via executive orders alone. Here are a few suggestions:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to guide the executive branch in formulating and implementing policies it is hereby ordered as follows:
1. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, etc. is hereby directed thusly:
a. Any machinegun purchased or transferred under the auspices of the National Firearms Act is deemed to be “posses[sed] … under the authority of” the BATFE, thereby satisfying the requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 922(o). This order specifically and explicitly includes machineguns manufactured after May 19, 1986.
b. In accordance with the 1968 amendments to the National Firearms Act, there will be an amnesty registration period every year, from January 1st through April 1st.
c. The BATFE will have 30 days to process any NFA transaction. Failure to complete a transaction within 30 days will result in the refund of all taxes and fees to the transferees and issuance of a default registration letter stating that the NFA items in question are legally possessed even if they are not entered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
d. The definition of “sporting purposes” shall include all types of sport and competitive shooting. All “military style” and semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and handguns are hereby deemed suitable for sport shooting.
e. To reduce the price of a Federal Firearms License to $5.00/annum. Such licenses shall be issued to anyone who is not a “prohibited person” under state or federal law .
f. No FFL will be investigated or prosecuted for any administrative or paperwork violations absent provable criminal malice.
g. All stages of all interviews with people who are or might be under investigation shall be videotaped. All aspects of all weapons testing shall be videotaped and narrated by the testers, explaining what they are testing for and what procedure they are using. Failure to provide defendants and defense attorneys with 1080p quality video and audio of all pertinent interviews and tests shall render all results inadmissible at trial or administrative proceedings.
2. The Department of Justice and Attorney General are hereby directed:
a. To inform all police agencies and prosecutors across the country that the DoJ has determined that Article IV, § 1 of the United States Constitution, known as the “full faith and credit clause” applies to state issued firearm carry permits. Any state agents who harass, detain, arrest, or prosecute an individual carrying a firearm in accordance with local restrictions under any state’s carry permit, shall be prosecuted under 18 U.S. Code § 242, deprivation of rights under color of law or authority. If the state agents are armed then the enhanced punishment of up to 10 years in prison will be invoked; if the victim is imprisoned then the enhanced punishment of any number of years in prison or life will be invoked.
b. To investigate and prosecute all government agents who aided and abetted the Obama administration’s transfer of thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under the auspices of “Operation Fast and Furious” for violations of international laws and treaties, and for complicity in the deaths of 200 or more Mexican nationals.
c. To enforce the Safe Passage provision of the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act by investigating all government agents involved in the detention and arrest of people traveling in accordance with the FOPA. Any agents who have violated the Safe Passage provision should be prosecuted under 18 U.S. Code § 242, deprivation of rights under color of law or authority.
d. That any ammunition defined as “armor piercing” under 18 U.S.C., § 921(a)(17)(B) is, ipso facto “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” *unless* such a round will, when fired from a pistol with a barrel of no more than 4 inches (not including recoil or sound suppressor) can pierce 1 inch of HY-100 steel (or its equivalent) at 200 yards.
e. To investigate and prosecute all BATF agents who followed the (videotaped) advice of Thomas Busey (then Chief of the NFA Branch) to commit perjury and testify that the NFTR is 100% accurate. Likewise, to investigate and prosecute (or dismiss as incompetent) all federal prosecutors who permitted such perjury.
f. When prosecuting any firearms violation under BATFE rules and regulations, all federal prosecutors are required to inform the jury, just prior to any official testimony and as part of their closing statement, that a former NFA Branch Chief explicitly directed his agents to lie under oath, and neither he nor any agents who committed perjury suffered any sanctions for doing so.
g. When prosecuting any firearms violation under BATFE rules and regulations, all federal prosecutors are required to inform the jury, just prior to any official testimony and as part of their closing statement, that the BATFE once stated in an official letter that a 14-inch long shoestring was a machine gun.
3. The Transportation Security Administration is hereby directed that any pilot or aircraft crew member who is an honorably discharged veteran or possesses a permit to carry from any state is deemed to have satisfied all criteria for inclusion in the Federal Flight Deck Officer program will be authorized to carry a firearm in all Airport Security Zones and aboard any aircraft in any manner they deem fit.
And finally, just to show that I loves me all my civil rights, not just those protected by the Second Amendment:
4. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is hereby directed not to exercise the “border search exception” to the Fourth Amendment with regards to any traveler’s electronic devices; if you want to crack someone’s smartphone or laptop, get a warrant.
These are the sorts of things that a real friend and champion of civil rights and the Second Amendment would do.
Well, Mr. President, we are waiting.…