Obama Issues Executive Order Placing ‘Smart’ Restrictions on Gun Sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Flanked by leading democrats, President Barack Obama signed an executive order today placing “smart” restrictions on federal and state gun laws. The order, intended to curb accessibility to dangerous weapons, is the first of its kind issued by a U.S. president.

“Let me be clear, this is not an attempt to ban or confiscate firearms,” Obama said before signing the order into law. “The Second Amendment is and always will be protected under the United States Constitution. This is simply a measure designed to curb gun violence in this country. It is necessary and is something Congress has failed time and time again to do.”

Titled the Common Sense Act of 2015, the order, rather than ban a specific type of weapon, reduces the ease and accessibility of obtaining certain firearms. Further, under the new law, high-capacity magazines, described as “any magazine or clip capable of holding eleven or more rounds” are now restricted to law enforcement use only. “There is no logical reason why a civilian should be in possession of a high-capacity magazine,” President Obama said.

In order to be eligible to purchase any pistol, shotgun, or long gun that can be described as a “semi-automatic weapon,” prospective buyers must first undergo a psychological evaluation by a licensed psychologist. If deemed mentally competent, each patient will receive a signed letter from their psychologist which must be presented along with proof of citizenship and residency at their state’s department of motor vehicles.

In addition to the necessary documentation, the federal government will levy a non-refundable $250 “processing fee” similar in nature to the existing tax required to purchase weapons and devices that fall under the National Firearms Act. After a seven-day waiting period, if approved, an authorized DMV official will provide the applicant with a government-issued Firearms Purchasing Permit which must be presented when purchasing a weapon through a federally licensed firearms dealer.

“Let’s face it, these weapons are designed for one purpose, to extinguish life,” Obama said. “If you’re living in the United States of America and you absolutely have to possess a semi-automatic weapon, you’re going to need to prove without a doubt that you are mentally and psychologically fit to do so.”

The Common Sense Act of 2015 comes amid a spate of mass shootings that continue to plague the nation and have claimed the lives of more than 379 people so far this year. In order to allow state officials time to become acclimated with the new policy, the act will officially go into effect nationwide on October 20, 2015.

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37 Comments
  1. I really think if our President Obama wants a psychological examination, of every UNITED States, citizen buying a gun, I would like the same to have him, get ALL the TSA, EPA, DHS, and all the other departments of the government that have access to any kind of a wepon. Have the same evaluation from a private psychologists not affiliated with the government, in any way, and make the results public and, published and given to any citizens that apply to purchase a gun of any kind at the time of applications, with the agents name an ID an date of the most recent 3 evaluation of the examination! !!!!

  2. Executive orders ONLY affect the Executive Branch of the government. They are NOT LAWS! The President of the United States is NOT above the Constitution, no matter WHAT he thinks, and according to the Constitution, ONLY CONGRESS CAN WRITE LAWS!

  3. Great…Now I have to get my semi-auto weapons from Chicago gang members. Well, at least they can get me full auto machine guns.

  4. this gun control is for the birds the president needs to be impeached and put somebody in there that knows what there doing are they going to take his guns to? that means the guards can’t have guns eather ant it see I can’t afford a guard for me there is a lot of people like me and if a snake gets in the house I’m going to shot it i want something to protect me I live in the country

  5. How about providing a link to this purported executive order? I searched the White House website where the post the executive orders and found no evidence that President Obama signed anything like this at all.

  6. I don’t reconize this executive order from Obama and we will not obay it here in Arizona. We aren’t giving up our magazines or guns ever. Will be working harder than ever to elect Donald Trump the next President. Long time NRA member.

    1. Seriously bro you know that you got all hate filled over a satire new article right?

      Guns are dumb! People with guns are really dumb!

      It always amazes me how these inbred conservative types find these articles and get all bent out of shape. It seems that the only things they take time out of their sister fornicating schedules for are (1) fetching vittles and; (2) bragging about their state/ guns.

      Seriously bro, you are from Arizona. That is like the 46th worst state for educational achievement in the nation (for you public school and junior college types–that is out of 50 states, America only has 50 states and you are ranked 46th in “smarts” or “learnin” or whatever you ignorant hillbillies call it.)

      Seriously, “long time nra member” you know what that tells people that dont live in the rural south? It tells them that you spent your formative years getting your ass kicked because no one liked you, then you probably went off and joined the military because you were too stupid to go to a decent college, then you went and settled down in a flyover state like Arizona and you “luvz your guns, truck, huntin, and NASCAR.”

      You are a pathetic loser, who would get his ass kicked if you lived in a real city, so you sit out there in flyover country with all of your little toothless-hillbilly friends, porking your FAT porker wives; and live off of Walmart food. You and your lifestyle are pathetic and repulsive. GTFO of my country you ignorant hick.

  7. I seriously doubt these mass murderers are legal gun owners, so I dont see where this law will do much if any good. But it is a steo in the right direction for a gun grabber, I mean what will be next?

  8. I doubt legal gun owners are the ones committing mass murderers,my guess is most if not all are setup by big government to further their gun grabbing agenda

  9. Well, I’m sure this “law” will eventually make its way to the Supreme Court. In the past, something like this would be overturned in the blink of an eye. Given the make up of the Court today, and the rulings they’ve come down with over the past few years, I’m not at all sure they won’t let this “law” stand, and that’s just plain WRONG since the President lacks the Constitutional authority to change the law on his own without the approval of Congress. It remains to be seen how each individual state responds. It will also be interesting to see how gun sellers and owners react to Obama’s action. It would not surprise me if people simply ignore this new “law” and continue business as usual. But we shall see.

    1. 1) You are an idiot–this is a satire article

      2) Considering that you capitalized “Court” when referring to the Supreme Court and again when using it without the “Supreme” modifier makes me wonder if you are an attorney. If so you have an excellent background in Bluebooking and legal writing, but need to retake Con Law and also work on that looney fringe think.

      3) “Given the make up (sic) of the Court. . . .” Seriously? So given the makeup of the court–you are concerned that they would not overturn a Presidential proclimation or executive order. Good! What common law basis would they have to overturn the order? You dont know and neither do I because the order doesnt exist, so its elements cannot be examined or argued. Considering that Obama is a Con Law & Civ Pro expert, he would make sure the order was constitutional and followed with current common law court opinions. The Supreme Court couldnt touch it.

      4) States would–do nothing. States are subservient to the Federal Government. Even you loony States Rights proponents know that you cant fight the Federal Government… dont you????

  10. ***President Barack HUSSEIN Obama… POW, BANG, BOOM… “That is just what our Great Nation … ‘OWES YOU Barack’, Yup’, and that is NOT, just the sounds of BALLOONS of your CONSTITUTIONAL FAILURES ‘Blowing Up’, in your face, for the Devastation you have wrought on America. “That is the SOUNDS” of, “The Rockets Great Glare as they Burst in the air”, … IF YOU CONTINUE to BERATE, DEMEAN and presume to DESTROY Our Great Nations FOUNDATION of MORALS, VALUES and ETHICS, that have sustained America’s Strength and Powers… “UNTIL you were provided the Privilege that you have and are significantly ABUSING”, … since your First Inauguration of Jan. 2009. *** Psst… Pres. Obama, … Let me REFRESH YOUR MEMORY… “Osama bin-Laden … TRIED… to… HIDE… from… HIS CRIMES” … “He was swallowed by the sea”.
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  11. ***President Barack HUSSEIN Obama… POW, BANG, BOOM… “That is just what our Great Nation … ‘OWES YOU Barack’, Yup’, and that is NOT, just the sounds of BALLOONS of your CONSTITUTIONAL FAILURES ‘Blowing Up’, in your face, for the Devastation you have wrought on America. “That is the SOUNDS” of, “The Rockets Great Glare as they Burst in the air”, … IF YOU CONTINUE to BERATE, DEMEAN and presume to DESTROY Our Great Nations FOUNDATION of MORALS, VALUES and ETHICS, that have sustained America’s Strength and Powers… “UNTIL you were provided the Privilege that you have and are significantly ABUSING”, … since your First Inauguration of Jan. 2009. *** Psst… Pres. Obama, … Let me REFRESH YOUR MEMORY… “Osama bin-Laden … TRIED… to… HIDE… from… HIS CRIMES” … “He was swallowed by the sea”.

  12. A quick check of the Natioal Archive will show you that this article is not genuine. It poses a fictional scenerio to see what your response will be. This is possible but did not happen. I suspect I know why it has not happened. This would seriously be a step too far.

  13. I would like to know why news of this “law” that Obama has supposedly created and signed that will go into effect October 24, 2015 hasn’t been reported by reputable journalists. I believe anyone with living gray matter between their ears already knows the answer to that. This bogus article is propaganda just like many others that are floating around the internet. So people if you’re going to get your panties in a bunch over something let it be in anger at the so called reporters that write this garbage. The National Enquirer and other such rags must not have job positions available right now so these numb nuts and trying to strike on their own as free lance journalists.

  14. This isn’t true at all. I’ve found nothing else about it online. Obama can blow me! I sometimes think these people want to get shot at! I think that all the fags wanting a sex change should be taxed and have to get psychological screening!

  15. I have news for this floppy eared empty suit “community organizer” from Chicago. I have not only semi-auto but full auto machine guns (all legally owned). And I sure as hell am not giving them up to another one of that assholes “executive orders”. Maybe that dithering little dictator ought to read the 2nd amendment again (if he ever has). I served in the USMC which is more than that little pip squeak Politician ever did. I have had and collected and enjoyed shooting these weapons for over 40 years in some cases and never (in a non combat role) ever harmed anyone. So stick your executive order up where the “sun don’t shine Obama.

    1. I’ve already researched it and there is no such law. This is either a satire website like The Onion or just a liberal troll trying to see if conservatives will fall for the story.

      If you look around the website, there are plenty of other stories here that should give you a clue. For example, there’s and article claiming that Obama signed an executive order suspended the 22nd Amendment to get rid of presidential term limits and that isn’t true either.

      1. I serious doubt you will allow my statement to be publish just as any good biased socialist news media such a ABC,CBS,NBC, CNN, MSNBC or CNBC never does but at least I’ll die trying which is far more than more of the 320,000,000 brain dead we have in this nation will do.

        My answer to you and every anti-gun proponent is this – https://www.facebook.com/notes/erwin-sea/gun-controls-real-agenda/412244402299208

        I will be back to see if my assumption is correct.

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