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Are You Reigstered?

Want to work for the Obama Administration?  Here’s one of a long list of personal things they want to know about each of their employees:

Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?  If so, provide complete ownership and registration information.  Has the registration ever lapsed?  Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.

I guess they don’t know that in 99% of the country there is no registration of firearms.  Unless, of course, they only intend to hire people from Chicago.  Either way, if I had an employer put this before me as a condition of employment, I’d be out the door so fast I’d leave a vapor trail behind me.  The New York Times has more.

UPDATE: You know, it says a lot about people who would subject themselves to this kind of rubber glove treatment.  How are we expected to build a competent government when this is what it takes to vet someone?  Who would do this except to wield power?  Who does not have some skeletons in their closets, or family secrets they don’t wish revealed.  Who has not said too much?  Either we’re going to have to develop a sense of perspective as a society, or we’re doomed only to have Barack Obamas, Hillary Clintons and Rahm Emanuels in the cooridors of power.

17 Responses to “Are You Reigstered?”

  1. Tam says:

    I’d be shocked if a presidential administration didn’t do this kind of proctology on prospective employees. There’s a media hungry for scandal out there, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

    (I bet Clinton wished he’d gone into greater depth asking about child care arrangements with some appointees, don’t you?)

  2. Sebastian says:

    There’s probably a lot Clinton wished he had gone to greater depths with :)

  3. Dieter says:

    I have to admit that I kind of hope that at some point in the past my Garand “has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”

  4. Tom says:

    Good point — I have a M1903, M1917, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine and K98. I imagine there’s a good chance one of them “has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”

  5. chris says:

    ive got a closet full of Mosins… i can guarantee that the have caused lots of harm in the past

  6. JJR says:

    I conducted a seance and my firearms told me they have not hurt anyone since leaving the factory, except for my SKS and my Mosin Nagant M-44 who wouldn’t speak to me without an attorney…their English skills were limited…their native languages being Chinese and Russian. My WASR-10 is reasonably sure it has not hurt anyone or done property damage since coming to the USA, but won’t talk about its life back in Romania.

    On a more serious note, makes you wonder if having a CCW permit would be grounds for not hiring (not that a CCW permit from your home state would do you any good in DC)?

  7. Claude says:

    Maybe the application for president, if there was one, should ask:

    “Do you or any members of your immediate family know a terrorist? If so, provide complete details about the individual. Has the terrorist ever attacked people or federal buildings? Please also describe how the crime was committed and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”

  8. Ride Fast says:

    […] Don’t think they’re hiring Ride Fast […]

    I tried the seance thing too but the 1944 Colt 1911A1 and the 1943 Enfield were too busy laughing at the Bernadelli and the Zuhl (thank god the Luger is at the cabin).

  9. Billll says:

    I have a BP howitzer that I tow behind my pickup. It has a license plate, as the state considers it a small utility trailer. Does that count as a registered gun? We have no other registration laws here.

  10. DirtCrashr says:

    You can hear the *snap* of the rubber glove.
    I like Claude’s question and don’t understand why it’s not on the list.
    My old Colt 1909 .45LC did go to the Philippines and maybe did hurt (or at least scare) somebody over there…

  11. CorbinKale says:

    Claude, your comment is pure genius! /salute

  12. Allen Garvin says:

    “whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries”–I’m sure that’s only there to eliminate Dick Cheney’s application.

  13. Weer'd Beard says:

    “I guess they don’t know that in 99% of the country there is no registration of firearms. ”

    I have a feeling that when Barry figgures that out (and I suspect he ISN’T aware) he might look into changing that.

    Warm up the “But we Register Cars” rebuttals.

  14. ZerCool says:

    Personal injury … does the buttstock-shaped bruise on my right shoulder count?

    Property damage? Thousands of innocent clay pigeons, hundreds of tin cans, some unfortunate pumpkins…

  15. Fred Fry says:

    “I guess they don’t know that in 99% of the country there is no registration of firearms.”

    – Yes they do. They just have no intention of hiring anyone from those parts of the country!

    No questions concerning use of illegal drugs although the last catch-all question theoretically covers that.

    So, just how did Obama pass this test? Not for anything, but if the incoming Administration wants to torpedo anyone all they need do is release their application. It is a roadmap for the press.

  16. Guav says:

    Actually, I think it makes an immense amount of sense for an incoming administration of either party to do this sort of in-depth vetting of prospective employees. It’s not like they’re applying for a job at Kinko’s.

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