1994: Citing the factoid that there are “more gun dealers in America than gas stations,” Bill Clinton announces new regulations that result in four out of five existing Federal Firearms Licensees nationwide losing their licenses, on the basis that they are hobbyists and not bona fide commercial entities. The act is lauded as the harbinger of a new and hopeful age in which violent crime will be reduced.
2016: Barack Obama pledges to require any private gun owner who sells an arbitrary and explicitly unspecified number of guns per year (sometimes as few as “one or two”) to obtain a Federal Firearms License. The act is lauded as the harbinger of a new and hopeful age in which violent crime will be reduced.
Big-government socialists: whipsawing your life on a whim and a pretext, with vain promises to get it right yet one more time. (They’ll never get it right.)