President Obama couldn’t resist sticking it to another segment of Americana in his final hours. Before leaving the Oval Office on Friday, January 20, 2016, as Donald Trump was preparing to take his oath of office, we have already heard about his $221 million dollar dump to Palestine.
Yet, there was one more piece of his abuse of power that the media hasn’t even begun to discuss. And so much for the “peaceful transfer of power.”
Obama issued one more executive order that has gun owners and hunters outraged. He banned the use of lead ammunition on all federal grounds and waterways.
As the Washington Examiner revealed:
In its final attack on gun owners, the Obama administration moved to ban traditional lead ammo on federal grounds and waterways on its last full day in office.
The ban, which includes cheap bullets and common fishing tackle, can be repealed by the Trump administration and was immediately condemned as an attack on outdoors people and rural life.
“This directive is irresponsible and driven not out of sound science but unchecked politics,” said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
“The timing alone is suspect. This directive was published without dialogue with industry, sportsmen and conservationists. The next director should immediately rescind this, and instead create policy based upon scientific evidence of population impacts with regard to the use of traditional ammunition.”
The Washington Examiner concluded:
The association that represents state agencies, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, for example, ripped the 11th hour move as an attack on hunters, anglers and life in rural America.
A statement from Association President Nick Wiley said:
“This action flies squarely in the face of a long and constructive tradition of states working in partnership with the service to effectively manage fish and wildlife resources.” He adds, “the Association views this Order as a breach of trust and deeply disappointing given that it was a complete surprise and there was no current dialogue or input from state fish and wildlife agencies prior to issuance.
It does a disservice to hunters and anglers, the firearms and angling industries, and the many professionals on staff with the USFWS who desire a trusting and transparent relationship with their state partners.” This is unacceptable federal overreach into the states’ authority to regulate the methods of take for sport fish as well as complete disregard for the states’ concurrent jurisdiction with the Service for the management of migratory birds. Further, the economic impacts of this action, which likely will be felt most by rural Americans, is likely to be hundreds of millions of dollars.”
This latest move by Obama is typical of leftists, who have very little understanding or appreciation for the large numbers of industries and individuals this action will affect negatively.
It amounts to nothing more than an “in your face” act of defiance against all those conservatives who repudiated what Obama did as president.
Thankfully, this order can quickly and swiftly be removed by President Trump. Let us hope he does this sooner rather than later, and calls Obama out for his rude exit out of the White House.
Source: Mad World News