Gun control has been a highly debated issue for decades now, and it’s heating up again. Apparently the Obama administration is going to add racial profiling to the list of issues.
New gun buyers are now being forced to declare their race and ethnicity upon purchase. This doesn’t appear innocent from any perspective. Does it mean that there will be statistics being created behind White House doors to prove which ethnicity buys more guns?
The only way this could become a positive is if a majority of new buyers turn out to simply use them for sport in firing ranges or something equally legal. Almost any other result could end up with the U.S. government claiming that a certain “race” is buying guns for drug trafficking, gang wars, border backlash, or terrorist means.
This could lead to yet another new low in the Obama approval ratings, since it was a highly supported theory that Barack Obama was elected under a strong “minority” vote. Now it looks like gun control racism may be what turns the tide, enraging the masses who voted for him to demand we impeach Obama.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives amended Form 4473 to include an additional area where you must check off whether you are Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white. This is after checking a box as to whether you are Hispanic or Latino. Failure to check one of those boxes is now a violation capable of forcing a business to shut down.
This new law has little to do with reducing the amount of gun related crimes, and more to do with basic racism. Why does it matter what your ethnicity is when you’re buying a firearm?
— Dave Workman (@handgnr) September 17, 2014
New Jersey firearms lawyer Evan Nappen stated his view of the new gun control regulation.
“This issue concerns me deeply because, first, it’s offensive, and, secondly, there’s no need for it. If there’s no need for an amendment, then there’s usually a political reason for the change. What this indicates is it was done for political reasons, not law enforcement reasons.”
Erich Pratt, a spokesman for Gun Owners of America, also showed a degree of skepticism.
“We’ve been contacted by several dealers saying ATF is or has been making wholesale copies of their 4473 forms, and it’s just not legal. If this is what they’re doing somewhat out in the open, what’s going on behind closed doors?”
Why is the Obama administration openly embracing racial profiling alongside gun control, and why did they decide to do it quietly?
[image via Datron]