-- First volley in what will be a long battle

-- First volley in what will be a long battle
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to hold its first vote on repealing the anti-gun ObamaCare law this Wednesday.

Good for them!

As GOA has pointed out for more than a year, ObamaCare will allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to troll the federal health records database in an effort to disarm hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Americans.

Even after the forced adoption of language to take care of SOME of the anti-gun problems with the bill, ObamaCare still does not prevent the government from using health records to place people on the FBI gun prohibition list (the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS).

But, some would protest, ObamaCare does not explicitly mention firearms or background checks.

Well, neither did ObamaCare explicitly give Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the ability to promulgate rules to regulate insurance premiums.  But she did.

Neither did it give HHS the ability to implement the deleted "death panel" language.  But they did, until public outrage forced them to retreat.

Neither does any statutory law authorize the BATFE to use the Mexico drug cartel violence problem to require U.S. gun dealers to report the names of persons making purchases of more than one rifle.  But they have.

So the question is this: How much do you want to bet that Barack Obama, and his anti-gun appointees, will not use every tool at their disposal to go after the Second Amendment community?

Gun Owners of America has reviewed the two-paragraph repeal bill, sponsored by new Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and it is perfect.

Please urge your Congressman to support H.R. 2, officially entitled "A bill to repeal the job-killing health care law," and to speak in favor of its passage.

But, even more important, tell your Congressman that this is just the beginning!

Already, the far left is engaging in the sleazy tactics that got this "Obamination" passed in the first place.

"Repeal would increase the debt," they say.  BUT, if you eliminate the Bernie Madoff-style accounting, repeal would actually cut $700 billion from the national debt.

"It's just for show, it will be vetoed by Obama anyway," they say.  BUT, many times congressmen have gone against their own party's president to override a veto -- when the American people demand it.  

All friends of liberty must oppose ObamaCare with the same zeal and determination that Obama/Pelosi/Reid used to pass it.

Gun Owners of America will be tracking this vote and it will be used for the 2012 GOA Congressional Rating.

Action: Click here to contact your Representative and urge him or her to vote FOR the ObamaCare repeal.