Obama Lied About Signing Gun Control Executive Orders
(Dr. Jerome R. Corsi) – Obama has played the American people for a fool once again, this time on his move to impinge on Second Amendment rights to own weapons.
Despite all the fanfare and hoopla we heard from the mainstream media that Obama signed “23 executive orders” imposing new gun control measures, the entire event – including high-fives to the underage children the White House exploited as background props for the nationally televised event – the entire show was nothing more than a public relations gimmick.
Remarkable as it may be, Obama signed no executive orders whatsoever last week on gun control. The truth is Obama and the White House lied.
You can prove it for yourself by going to the White House page that lists Executive Orders signed by Obama and witnessing that the last Executive Order that Obama signed was on December 27, 2012, adjusting various federal salary schedules to give Vice President Biden and a host of other federal employees a pay raise amounting to $11 billion, just as the federal government is about to run out of money while hitting the debt ceiling yet once more.
What Obama truly signed were 23 presidential memoranda and proclamations that have no binding effect of law whatsoever.
Last week, New York Magazine pointed out just how meaningless were proclamations that accomplished nothing more than to:
1. Direct federal law enforcement to trace all guns taken in federal custody in the course of a criminal investigation;
2. Direct the Department of Justice to ensure all applicable information from federal agencies is made available for background checks; and
3. Direct the Department of Health to “conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it.”
Slate.com, typically a leftist source, pointed out the long list of journalists that fell for the gimmick, reporting incorrectly that Obama signed executive orders, bypassing Congress to curb guns; the journalists who fell for the Obama public relations trap were Dana Perino on Fox, Neil Cavuto on Fox, Wolf Blitzer on CNN, CNN Anchor Carl Aruz, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, and NPR’s Neil Conan.
With even Democratic members of Congress now hesitating to pass new gun restrictions, there is increasing doubt Congress will enact any new gun laws, despite Obama’s obvious zeal not to let a “good crisis” like the Newtown school shooting tragedy “go to waste,” as former White House chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel famously advised.
But the charade is likely to continue as Obama transforms his campaign organization into a 501(c)4 nonprofit group that will run a permanent Obama public relations campaign to promote Obama policy positions, under the direction of Jim Messina, Obama’s presidential campaign manager in 2008 and 2012, as reported last week by The Hill.
In the next few weeks, Obama is likely to resume his campaign barnstorming, traveling on public expense to give a series of addresses attacking Republicans, the NRA and the Gun Owners of America for causing future school massacres by refusing to all Obama and Congress to impinge Second Amendment rights in complete disregard of the Constitution.
Truthfully, the only research Obama wants is politically motivated research that reaffirms his pre-judged political persuasion that the American people should be disarmed because guns cause violence and kill children.
In pursing this political agenda, Obama will certainly neglect credible and important research demonstrating the psycho-active drugs being prescribed wholesale by psychiatrists in the nation’s public schools cause suicidal tendencies and violent behavior by the underage children who are forced to take these drugs.
Writing in Ethical Human Sciences and Services, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, in 2003, Dr. Peter R. Breggin, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health, concluded SSRI drugs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) could relate in suicide, violence, and other forms of extreme abnormal behavior, as evidenced in case reports, controlled clinical trials, and epidemiological studies in children and adults.
Readers are invited to examine a long list of school-related violent incidents that are fully documented to be related to psychoactive medications that psychiatrists and other medical doctors have prescribed for children in schools.
The evidence that Dr. Breggin is right is overwhelming, even though the scientific research proving drugs cause violence is completely ignored in the politically motivated gun law debate the White House is pushing on the American people.
Obama and the Democrats will never consider that school shooters themselves are the victims of teacher union-imposed social control measures that depend on dispensing these drugs without any appreciation of the risk.
Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is the founder of the 1776 Nation and chief writer for the Tea Party Research Team of TeaParty.org. He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command.