After the ignominious defeat of Obama/Soetoro`s gun registry Bills in the Senate he took to the podium and claimed the opponents , NRA, lied when they stated the proposed legislation would create a national gun registry.
HE LIED, period, end of story flat out LIED.
The legislation ONLY denied the Department of Justice from creating a national registry thereby allowing any other Federal Department to indeed create one.
From the Volokh Conspiracy :
The Toomey-Manchin Amendment…
1. The provision which claims to outlaw national gun registration in fact authorizes a national gun registry.
2. The provision which is supposed to strengthen existing federal law protecting the interstate transportation of personal firearms in fact cripples that protection.
Let’s start with registration. Here’s the Machin-Toomey text.
(c) Prohibition of National Gun Registry.-Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the “(1) acquisition or disposition of firearms, or any portion thereof, maintained by “(A) a person with a valid, current license under this chapter; “(B) an unlicensed transferor under section 922(t); or “(2) possession or ownership of a firearm, maintained by any medical or health insurance entity.”.
The limit on creating a registry applies only to the Attorney General (and thus to entities under his direct control, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives). By a straightforward application of inclusio unius exclusio alterius it is permissible for entities other than the Attorney General to create gun registries, using whatever information they can acquire from their own operations. For example, the Secretary of HHS may consolidate and centralize whatever firearms records are maintained by any medical or health insurance entity. The Secretary of the Army may consolidate and centralize records about personal guns owned by military personnel and their families.
The Attorney General may not create a registry from the records of “a person with a valid, current license under this chapter.” In other words, the AG may not harvest the records of persons who currently hold a Federal Firearms License (FFL). Thus, pursuant to inclusio unius, the AG may centralize and consolidate the records of FFLs who have retired from their business.
THE FACTS ARE CLEAR : OBAMA/SOETORO LIED