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Bloomberg vs. Obama on Gun Shops

While MAIG & Mike Bloomberg are trying to make it sound like it’s no big deal for people to find an FFL to handle every single firearm transfer. MAIG seems to be the go-to group for the White House, and yet President Obama has previously called for a ban on any FFL within 5 miles of any park or school.

Below is a graphic I created in 2008 as an example of what such a ban would mean for one area gun shop to show the impact for our suburbs. The areas covered in red would be off limits.

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This proposal backed by the President would effectively shut down nearly every single gun store in the nation. While I realize that the gun shop ban hasn’t been in the latest round of gun control proposals, it has been a serious proposal by the President in the past. Considering that the background check bill floated in the Senate doesn’t open up the system for individuals looking to transfer a firearm, but rather forces them to go through FFLs, it isn’t inappropriate to consider whether a future step would be to target these gun shops for closure so that it is nearly impossible to transfer firearms at all.

7 Responses to “Bloomberg vs. Obama on Gun Shops”

  1. Rob Crawford says:

    They’ve been targeting FFLs for years. The thugs in Obama’s Chicago regularly march outside gun stores, apparently in the belief that they sold the gun some gang banger used in the latest outrage.

  2. HappyWarrior6 says:

    Remember the goal is to “dry up the supply of guns”. This was also the goal in the original AWB and was the behind the scenes goal in crafting this one. No FFL shops = no NEW guns and no supply of guns readily accessible. It makes complete sense in that regard why they would want to require only transfers go to FFLs, then try to wipe FFLs off the map. This is why any restriction on accessibility of firearms is a wholesale violation of our rights, period.

  3. Obamao says:

    President Obama has previously called for a ban on any FFL within 5 miles of any park or school.

    A little bit about Obama’s background and how it relates to that statement – He spent a good chunk of his life in Hawaii and Illinois.

    I have spent several years in Hawaii and I don’t think it is physically possible to get 6 miles from a school or ‘park’ (if public land is included as ‘parks’) in Hawaii – so just from experience and no mapping Obama would know that rule would eliminate all dealers from that state.

    I suspect that Illinois is built in the six mile township that a neighbor state I grew up in is, with at one time a one room schoolhouse in every township and usually a park in every township as well – so, again, just from experience and no mapping Obama would know that rule would eliminate all dealers from that state.

    Finally, I suspect Obamas spent a lot of choom time coming up creative descriptors that sound benign but would put into effect are absolutely malignant.

  4. Weer'd Beard says:

    That’s the whole point of the “Private Sale” nonsense. Get a registry, then get rid of FFLs to freeze out private gun ownership.

  5. Sam C says:

    The main FFL in Roswell, NM is right next to a preschool. I’m a cadet a the New Mexico Military Institute. Along with the Junior College program that I am here for, there is also a high school. All of the FFL’s in town (that one and Wal Mart are the ones that I know of) are within five miles of NMMI. The nearest other town is nowhere near Roswell.

  6. Matt says:

    Wow. That 5-mile rule would ban all FFLs in NYC and the surrounding suburbs in NY, NJ, and CT. So sneaky!

  7. Sigivald says:

    I really want to hear one of the proponents of such a thing explain to me exactly what they think such a ban fixes.

    Watching them try to come up with an explanation that isn’t facially nonsense (and also isn’t “to make it impossible to buy or sell a gun legally”) would be amusing.

    I also like the implication that despite Federal licensing and an entire Agency devoted to enforcement, an FFL is somehow dangerous to its surroundings!

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