By Andrew L. Jaffee, netwmd.com
President Obama takes a rather selective view of our Constitution, even though he is sworn to uphold the whole document. He likes to apply it in situations favorable to his political agenda, and deny the application of it in situations unfavorable to his agenda, as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) pointed out:
“First, it’s time for Congress to require a universal background check on anyone trying to buy a gun.” These were President Obama’s words as he outlined his plans for gun control legislation on Wednesday.
FAIR takes no position on gun issues, but the president’s unequivocal support for universal checks demonstrates two things:
- The president does not consider background checks to be an infringement on anyone’s constitutional liberties, and
- The president does not consider there to be any technological impediments to carrying out universal checks before someone is permitted to purchase a firearm.