When it comes to the thorny issue of guns, President Barack Obama is finding it difficult to please anyone. Gun control groups are dissatisfied with his progress on the issue, though a recent meeting with Obama administration officials about reducing gun violence may improve relations. Gun-rights groups, on the other hand, paint Obama as an ‘anti-gun’ President, intent on destroying the Second amendment.
Now a conservative gun-rights organization has launched an email fundraising campaign claiming that Obama is secretly planning to eviscerate the Second amendment through an executive order.
The email, sent on Thursday by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, solicits donations and implores members to write to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and request that he “expose Barack Obama’s planned use of his ‘executive order’ power”.
From the email:
Your CITIZENS INJUNCTION FORM will urge Senator McConnell to:
1. EXPOSE Obama’s planned use of his “executive order” power to increase federal fees on guns and ammunition, ban guns that are imported, extend waiting periods, ban the use of guns on all government property and even make it illegal to own a gun if you smoke or use tobacco products.
2. Publicly denounce Obama’s back door gun control maneuvers that threaten our Bill of Rights.
3. Lead the battle in Congress to nullify each and every anti-gun “Executive Order” that Barack Obama signs into law.
Since taking office, Obama has signed legislation allowing guns in national parks and allowing guns to be carried in checked luggage on Amtrak trains. And to the disappointment of gun-control advocates, his administration hasn’t taken any action to close the gun show loophole or reinstate the assault weapons ban.
But gun-rights activists remain unimpressed. The email claims, with no shortage of capital letters and exclamation points, that Obama the most anti-gun President the United States has ever seen.
See the full email here.