There is no doubt that President Barack Obama has an anti-gun viewpoint and has tried to use his power to further his gun control agenda.
Since finding minimal support for his proposed infringements of the Second Amendment in Congress, Obama has set about using the nightmare of bureaucratic regulation to chip away at the inherent right of Americans to keep and bear arms.
Thankfully, yet another attempt at gun control that would have effectively prevented American hunters and sport shooters from traveling abroad with their firearms was just defeated with help from the National Rifle Association.
“We are pleased that we have been able to reverse a bureaucratic nightmare that would have jeopardized the freedoms of law-abiding gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
This latest attempt at gun control was a new regulation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency that would have required hunters and sport shooters traveling internationally to comply with commercial export requirements regarding their firearms, plunging them into a quagmire of bureaucratic red tape.
“It is clear that in the final years of his presidency, President Obama will stop at nothing to push his gun control agenda. This merely underscores the importance of electing a pro-Second Amendment president in 2016,” concluded Cox.
Thanks to pressure from the NRA, congressional representatives, and various firearms and sport shooting groups, the CBP has agreed to return to the old paper system that had been in place previously, and yet another attempt at infringing upon the rights of gun owners has been smacked down.