EO: Licensed Dealers

Actually, there’s still no EO published.

But the ATF has released new “guidance”. Sort of.

Guidance to help you understand when a Federal Firearms License is required under federal law
The guidance set forth herein has no regulatory effect and is not intended to create or confer any rights, privileges, or benefits in any matter, case, or proceeding, see United States v. Caceres, 440 U.S. 741 (1979).

That translates from the Bureaucratese as, “Follow these instructions, and when we bust you anyway, you can’t use us as an excuse. Eff you.”

From what I can tell, nothing has changed. My guess is that someone pointed out that federal law already is very specific as to what constitutes being engaged in the business of selling firearms. But Barrycade had already spouted off so much that they released something “new” to cover his ignorant ass.

Behind the scenes you can expect the ATF to run more gun show stings, bust people who clearly are not engaged in the business, and simply destroy them financially with malicious prosecution. It happened before, and seemed to have tapered off. Expect a major ramp up again. Jarret and Lynch gave the tip off when they said selling even one gun can make you a dealer despite the clear language of 18USC912: repetitive purchase and resale of firearms”. Be careful out there. They don’t have to win in court; just destroy you. And that appears to be the plan.

‘Bama Babble

So far, it’s been “poor Gabby,” lies (no other developed nation had the US’ level of gun violence, 90% percent of Americans want universal-preemptively-prove-your-innocence, the vast majority of gun owner want more restrictions), bogus “study” on felons buying guns online, …

My ideas wouldn’t have stopped the last mass shooting. Or the one before that. Or the one before that. “Why bother trying? I reject that thinking.”

It doesn’t work, therefore we should keep pushing for the same thing that doesn’t work instead of trying something that might. Dumb fuck.

Sorry. I can’t listen to the smug, deliberately ignorant, insulting, law-breaking, rights-violating fucking asshole any more. I’ll keep checking for the actual executive orders, which still aren’t up.


It isn’t much, but that graphic is in the public domain. Post it everywhere, resize it, put on pin-back badges, sell ’em at gun shows. Whatever you want.

No EOs, Lots of statements

None of the anticipated RKBA-violating EOs have dropped yet (scheduled for 11:40 AM), but thing are starting to move.

Politicians are promising legislation to stop Obama’s unlawful acts, without explaining why — since they’re unlawful — they need more laws. Gun groups are threatening lawsuits; too bad too damned many courts up to the SCROTUM (Chief Justice Vidkun Roberts) are friendly towards the administration’s unconstitutional moves.

It will be more effective to address this at the grassroots level.

Choose whichever suits your inclinations best.