Obama, Holder Push to Loosen Gun Sale Restrictions—For Legal Immigrants

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart, December 24, 2012

While the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School has prompted a national gun control debate, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder will still push to allow immigrants to purchase firearms more easily.

Normally, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requires legal aliens to live in a state for 90 days before buying a gun. The ATF does this through a rule attached to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

In June, Holder’s DOJ proposed to eliminate that 90-day residency requirement rule.

This rule would finalize the interim final rule published on June 7, 2012 by removing the 90-day State residency requirement for aliens lawfully present in the United States to purchase or acquire a firearm,” the proposal to eliminate that requirement reads in part. “The Department has determined that the Gun Control Act does not permit ATF to impose a regulatory requirement that aliens lawfully present in the United States are subject to a 90-day State residency requirement when such a requirement is not applicable to U.S. citizens.”

The move to allow aliens easier access to firearms is now in its final stages.

The new rule is expected to reach its final stages in April 2013. That means it will either pass or be discarded.


While the administration makes it easier for legal aliens to get guns, Obama, Holder, and congressional Democrats have expressed a desire to restrict gun sales to American citizens.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, Obama has called for the reinstatement of the “Assault Weapons Ban” that President Bill Clinton’s administration passed in the 1990s. {snip}


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  • fakeemail

    Obama and Holder continue to arm their brown clone army to subdue the white rebels. Once Obamacare fully kicks in and amnesty officially granted, the Death Star will be fully operational.

  • 48224

    Fast and furious….US edition! What a great idea! These new immigrants need guns to protect themselves from rednecks in pick-up trucks. Maybe Uncle Sam can start passing out free guns? Call them Obama guns….like Obama phones! Wow, this country just keeps getting better and better.

  • Dave4088

    Approximately 80-85% of legal immigrants are non-whites predisposed to vote for Obama and any Democratic candidates. So, if your skin is of a darker hue and you vote the right way Barry and Eric will fight for your gun rights while at the same time trying to limit the weapons access of right wing oriented whites to .22 calibers with four round clips, muzzle loaders, squirt guns and sling shots.

    Can the pro-non-white, anti-white bias of this administration be any more obvious?

  • potato78

    Freedom Speech
    Freedom Buying Guns
    We don’t need gun controls

  • Steven Bannister

    Jared Tayor – Would it be possible to break down gun crime statistics by race?

    I know that America in general is significantly more violent than Canada, British, Sweden, etc – but I’ve always had the sneaking suspicion that if you SUBTRACTED the black and Hispanic gun crimes from the national figures, we’d find that America is a lot closer to those nations than we think.

    As the author of “The Color of Crime” I think you’d be the perfect candidate for this important and timely job. Any chance of this happening?

    • Jerrybear

      The countries that leftists always point to as models for strict gun control also happen to be homogeneous European and Oriental countries. It is rather revealing that the pro-gun control leftists like Obama and Holder don’t mind giving newly imported immigrants the right to buy a gun. I always thought you had to be a citizen in order to purchase a gun. Silly me.

      • IstvanIN

        The European nations aren’t so homogenous. I would love to see violent crime in, say, Britain broken down by ethnicity: British, non-British European, Black, Oriental, Middle-Eastern and Sub-Con. I think we know how it would come k=out.

      • Richmond Tom

        Well, you don’t have to be A citizen to vote, get welfare, or hold the highest office in the land. Why break precident?

    • Joseph

      Some indication is available at the Bureau of Justice Statistics page. They give some data on race of victims and offenders as well as some gun usage data. You’ll have to poke around.


      Statistical Abstract of the United States also has lotsa data as do CDC etc.

    • Dr. X

      I’m not Jared, but I’ll answer. The answer is partly yes. If you look at the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report, you’ll get a breakdown of crimes, including violent crimes and crimes committed with guns, into black, white, and Asian categories (I’m not sure if “Asian” includes South Asians like Pakistanis). I’m working from memory here, but generally speaking, about half all homicides in the U.S. are committed by blacks; since over 90% of all homicides are committed by males, you have roughly half of U.S. homicides committed by about 6.5% of the population. You’d have to look at the UCR to determine how many of those crimes were committed with guns, but the figure is quite high. Now, here’s where it gets tricky: The UCR classifies Hispanics as “white.” However it is generally acceptedand confirmed by state crime statistics that Hispanics commit crimes at a far higher rate than non-Hispanic whites do. I think the answer to your question is certainly “yes” — if you subtracted out blacks AND Hispanics the white-only crime rate would be much more comparable to Canada or Sweden. In fact, violent crime in Canada and Sweden is disproportionately commited by non-Whites and South Asians.

    • UK Expat

      Wikipedia might be your friend for an overall look …

      Intentional homicide by country and firearm rate (quite interesting to compare the two pages, especially homicide itself;I would rather be shot than dispatched by burning tire):



      Don’t be so sure that the US is more violent than Europe or Canada …


  • potato78

    Please check out this life expectancy for all races in the country.

    It is very interesting when you see this.

    “The more guns people, the less life expectancy is” is true or not?


    • Angry White Woman

      Read “More Guns-Less Crime” by John R. Lott, Jr. It’s a little dated. I have the second edition, printed in 1998, but the info is good and solid. This is not a light, one afternoon read. It’s chock full of meticulously researched and documented hard, factual data. It addresses mass shootings, school shottings, and breaks the stats down by type of crime, by race, by age, by income, by population density, and every other possible way, and still makes it comprehensible. It’s well worth the money.

  • The__Bobster


    If we want to deport immigrants who oppose the Second Amendment, Piers “The Twit” Morgan, is of course, not alone. Polls consistently show that Hispanics support gun control at a higher
    percentage than other Americans. A Pew Research poll asked if it were more important to protect the rights of Americans who own guns or control gun ownership. Fifty seven percent of whites said protect the rights of gun owners. However, only 29% of Hispanics supported gun ownership rights, the lowest support from any ethnic group. [More Support for Gun Rights, Gay Marriage than in 2008, 2004, April 25, 2012]

    Similarly, last year a poll by Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns found
    that 69% of Hispanics believed gun control laws should be stricter.

    • My reaction at first when the “Deport Piers Morgan” petitions started was this:

      I didn’t know enough people were watching him to know what he was doing. I’m kinda disappointed that they’re only giving this nut a whiff of publicity. All he’s going to do now is say stuff that’s nuttier than what he said the night before. Leave the sleeping dog with no ratings lie on his network with no ratings, and he’s no threat to anyone. But import a kajillion Constitution-hating Hispanics, and you might as well burn the whole Bill of Rights.

      I’d like to fashion myself as someone who is keen on noticing and in earnest not rewarding purely publicity seeking behavior. So much political rhetoric these days is nothing more than shock value nut talk just to drive ratings and ad cards that I can’t stand it anymore. It’s like American political discourse is becoming one spoiled petulant brat after another after another screaming louder and louder just to garner attention. One fool professor is calling to execute people who doubt global warming, for example. Even the New York Times is getting in on this circus of pure nut talk for shock value, especially on its ad-dependent website.

      Jared Taylor writes White Identity full of facts, free of factual and logical errors? Most of the world ignores.

    • Joseph

      Being “natural Republicans”, they probably believe that banning guns in America will prevent it from degenerating into what they left in Mexico.

  • SmithandSmith

    This “new rule” is meant to arm as many non-whites (most immigrants are non-white) as possible which us of course, will be turned on us. Those ‘well behaved’ non-whites can be as nice as they want to be but when it all comes down, they won’t be helping us, that’s for sure.

  • bigone4u

    As the proportion of the US population that is white shrinks, support for freedom of speech, gun rights, the traditional family, traditional religion, and more also shrinks. At some critical future inflexion point, once the Supreme Court is packed with Neo-Marxists, all of these things will be ruled out of existence. Those who fear some coup by Obama are off base. The entire agenda can be accomplished without a coup over the next 30 years or so. What Obama has done is to openly advocate things that were once only whispered about. The question in my mind is what happens if the economy goes over the cliff in the next few years. Does that lead to a reactionary response by whites, demanding their country back, or has immorality and self hatred already become so deeply ingrained in the white psyche that Amerika becomes a vast prison camp with black and Hispanic guards overseeing the white slave producers. Eric Holder’s attempt to aid in the arming of immigrants can be seen as evidence that the SHTF scenario may play out sooner rather than later, and that armed immigrant death squads focused on killing whites to pacify the rest of us may be part of the plan.

  • georgetown

    Obama and Holder sit on their trump card knowing its a numbers game. The idea is for non white immigrants to have quicker access to firearms to kill non immigrant whites who are the real enemy and must be eliminated.Hows that for hypocrisy from these 2 devils in DC who detest everything about white America and want “revenge”? Stupid white liberals will be the first to go. Revenge for what? Who owes who? Somebody is confused in their inferior mentality playing reverse psychology lunacy.

  • Gotta make those stone age Somalis feel at home now…. As long as they all live near liberals, I see no problem with it..

  • gemjunior

    Let me understand: the goal is to make guns more available to the more criminally inclined and to confiscate and/or limit the availability of guns to the group that throughout history has a documented lack of gun violence against each other. That sounds about right. In today’s Ass-Backwards Upside Down Good is Bad and Bad is Good environment.

    • Fr. John+

      It’s called White Genocide. Let’s point it out for what it is, and stop pussyfooting around. Obama and Holder are engaged in the politics of racial annihilation, and the focus group are the Whites that created this nation.

  • Chris Mason

    This is a joke? Right?

  • PesachPatriot

    If there is a five day waiting period for native born us citizens to buy guns legally in even the most pro 2nd amendment states like Florida and Texas maybe there should be a one year waiting period from the day someone legally becomes an american citizen and becomes a full time resident here. I think being able to speak english might be another reasonable request before someone can be entrusted with the responsibilities of the 2nd amendment.

  • ExNoZtoTheY