Crony capitalism: Obama going for gun control with tactic used to pass Obamacare

Posted by on Jan 06, 2013 at 5:46 pm

“[T]he White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses,” The Washington Post reports.

“Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a loophole that allows people to bypass background checks if they purchase firearms at gun shows or through other types of private sales,” the Post explained, citing a source who works with the Obama administration on gun issues.

Obama used the same tactic when passing his health care law, when Jim Messina (the White House deputy chief of staff, at the time, who went on to manage the 2012 presidential campaign) negotiated with the drug industry to get them to pay for pro-Obamacare television ads.

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3 Responses to “Crony capitalism: Obama going for gun control with tactic used to pass Obamacare”

  1. JoyO on 6/06/13 at 7:14 pm

    The companies that are considering working with the White House to pass gun control laws in violation of our Second Amendment rights should look very closely at how companies that supported Obamacare have been treated by the White House since the President signed off on the ACA (e.g., Kaiser Permanente, the Pharmacy industry, the medical devices industry, the Catholic Church, etc.). Each of these companies probably regret their support of Obamacare now.

  2. Mephitis on 7/07/13 at 9:35 am

    Walmart and others better be careful on this fight. The First Ammendment gives them the right to speak and protects them from the Government. It does not preclude me from actively campaigning for their starvation and demise.

    I like Wallmart, and frankly don’t believe this. As badly as they have been savaged by leftists for decades I can’t believe that they would participate in this. They should just negotiate with the govt and then honestly report out to the American public.

    And how are those ads not considered illegal campaign contributions?