Barack Obama is collecting the names and addresses of gun owners across America.
There is only one reason to know who owns what guns and where they live – and that is so the government knows which doors they need to kick in to confiscate people’s guns.
And one Judge just ripped Obama for his lawless conduct.
Under current United States law, the government is required to destroy identifiable information such as names and addresses collected from firearm purchases.
Appearing on Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted the Obama administration.
Fox News Insider reports:
“Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on “Fox and Friends” this morning to react to a bombshell report that the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is illegally stockpiling the personal information of gun owners.
Judge Napolitano explained that the government is supposed to gather that information for statistical purposes only, and they are mandated to destroy identifiable information such as names and addresses.
The report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), however, found that the ATF is not adhering to that policy.
“Congress decided that since the states regulate guns – not the federal government – the federal government would never be able to keep a list of every gun owner and every gun owned by that person,” Judge Napolitano said. “But they are.”
He attributed this disturbing revelation to the anti-gun policies of the Obama administration: “This lawless administration has broken that law and retained that information.”
He warned that this is not only illegal, it gives a future anti-gun president or administration the ability to harass gun owners and possibly even confiscate their firearms.
“It’s reprehensible, it violates federal law, it violates a Supreme Court opinion, it violates our natural right to self-defense, which is protected by the Second Amendment.”
Obama’s illegal conduct was discovered by a Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of 4 of the 25 firearms related systems the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives uses.
The audit uncovered abuses in the Firearms Recovery Notification Program (FRNP) and the Multiple Sales (MS) system.
The FRNP maintains information on firearms that are suspected of being involved in criminal activity but have not yet been turned over to law enforcement.
The report found a “technical defect” which allowed federal agents to access FRNP data – including names and addresses beyond what is allowed under the law.
The audit also discovered the MS was keeping records beyond the two years allowed.
The GAO noted that until May 2016, the MS contained over 10,000 names that had not been deleted after the two-year period expired.
If illegal activity was discovered in two of the four systems audited, one wonders how much more criminal conduct was taking place in the other 21 systems not checked by the GAO.
This should worry all Americans.
Not only was Obama maintaining an illegal database of gun owners, but Hillary Clinton is campaigning on succeeding Obama and maintaining his policies.
This includes his attacks on the Second Amendment.
She has spoken favorably about Australia’s gun confiscation program and this illegal database provides a starting point for Hillary to pick up where Obama left off in attacking the Second Amendment.