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January 9, 2013

Secret gun-rights provision in ObamaCare


Aha! Hidden deep within Obamacare there's a Senate Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms:

Breitbart reports:

It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.

According to reports, that amendment says the government cannot collect "any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition."

CNN is calling it "a gift to the nation's powerful gun lobby."

And according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), that's exactly right. He says he added the provision in order to keep the NRA from getting involved in the legislative fight over Obamacare, which was so ubiquitous in 2010.

As Ed Morrissey points out, this isn't that much of a bar on Congressional action. What can be done in this manner can be undone in the same manner. Keep your eyes on any thousand-page bill rushed to the floor in this session to see if Reid reverses course.

Posted by Richard at January 9, 2013 8:09 PM

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