Thank Goodness for Obamacare: Hidden Amendment Prevents Gun and Ammo Registry

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“Sometimes you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” to paraphrase former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As reported at IJR earlier today, a hidden amendment in Obamacare prevents a national gun and ammunition registry.

That’s right. It was put into the bill by Senator Harry Reid — in order to keep the NRA out of the Obamacare fight. Well, thank you Harry Reid?

The Nevada senator, after all, is a fan of guns and firearms, believing them to be as American as baseball or football. (Football without suspected black conservative quarterbacks who play injured in big games, that is.) picked up on the story (which IJReview first learned of via The Right Scoop):

It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.

According to reports, that amendment says the government cannot collect “any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.”

CNN is calling it “a gift to the nation’s powerful gun lobby.”

So, even CNN has recognized the provision in the otherwise monstrous law. And now that the Republican Party has control of the House… well, sort of… there is no good reason for any of Feinstein’s gun laws to sail through Congress.

Not that any Democrat-run government will actually respect the law (see: the budget, FCC Internet regulation, the offshore drilling moratorium, the War Powers Act, etc…).

The Joe Biden gun-grabber task force has already indicated that this is above his pay-grade and Obama is going to have to straighten this out. Let me inform you jokers, it’s above both your paygrades: The Constitution forbids it. That would be “the law of the land” that decides if what the Congress or the Executive does is valid or not in plainfolk-speak.

The Senate vote on the Feinstein gun ban package is preliminarily scheduled for as early as January 22nd, the exact same day as newly returned Hillary Clinton is slated to testify on Benghazi. Since we’re loading up politically important events in Washington D.C. for that day, add another to the Democrat roll call: repeal Obamacare.

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