Obama Eased Gun Restrictions for Foreigners

If you think that President Barack Obama only tries to make purchasing a gun harder in the United States, this next story may surprise you.

In a unique turn of events, Obama has decided to lift a restriction on gun purchases for some people within the U.S.

Before you get too excited, however, you might want to know exactly who these people are that can now more easily purchase guns.

In short, they’re foreigners. People who have just arrived in this country from overseas, and potentially have little to no allegiance to the United States of America.

Yeah, Obama hasn’t changed at all. While he cries that Americans just have too much access to guns, he’s more than willing to make that purchase easier if you’re a non-citizen.

He’s arming those who have no inherit love for this country, while stripping natural born Americans the right to protect themselves.

Classic Obama.

Obama is finally easing gun restrictions within the United States, but only if you’re not a citizen…

A little known change was made to gun control laws but nothing that would benefit American citizens.

In 2011, the Obama Administration decided to change a 1998 law that forced foreigners to prove they lived in the country for 90 days before purchasing a firearm.

For some reason, Obama feels that United States federal law shouldn’t have ‘different gun-control rules for noncitizens.’

From AllGov

“The Obama administration has decided to eliminate a 1998 restriction on the sale of guns to foreigners, claiming federal law does not allow the government to have different gun-control rules for noncitizens.

In a letter to firearms dealers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said it would no longer require sellers to obtain proof from foreign buyers that they have lived in the state for 90 days. The rule was originally instituted after a disturbed Palestinian, 69-year-old Ali Abu Kamal, admitted to the United States on a legal nonimmigrant visa, bought a 380-caliber Beretta semiautomatic handgun in Florida and, on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York City, shot to death one person and injured six others.

The Department of Justice … has recently concluded that, as a matter of law, applying a more stringent State residency requirement for aliens legally present in the U.S. than for U.S. citizens is incompatible with the language of the [Gun Control Act],” the ATF letter reads.”

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is relaxing restrictions on the sale of guns to noncitizens because Justice Department lawyers have concluded that the rules had no legal basis, officials said on Thursday.

In a letter to firearms dealers on Thursday, the bureau said it would soon drop a regulation that bars the sale of guns to noncitizens until they can document that they have lived in a state for at least 90 days, such as by producing three months of utility bills in their name at a local address.

While citizens, too, must generally be residents of a state in order to buy weapons there, the 90-day rule does not apply to them. The letter said the Justice Department had concluded that the Gun Control Act does not empower the A.T.F. to impose a stricter requirement on noncitizen gun buyers.

“Once the regulations have been revised, both U.S. citizens and aliens legally present in the U.S. will be subject to the same requirements for state residency and proof of residency,” the A.T.F. said in the letter.

Somehow it mikes sense to our president that buying guns should be harder if you’re a U.S. citizen, but easier if you’re not. Right.

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