Yup, Obama is at it again! See NRA/ILA website below for details.
Stop Obama’s Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech
From NRA website: “Time is of the essence! Public comment will be accepted on the proposed gag order until August 3, 2015. Comments may be submitted online at regulations.gov or via e-mail at DDTCPublicComments@state.gov with the subject line, ‘‘ITAR Amendment—Revisions to Definitions; Data Transmission and Storage.”
Finally, please contact your U.S. Senators and Member of Congress. Urge them to oppose the State Department’s attempt to censor online speech concerning the technical aspects of firearms and ammunition. Use the “Write Your Lawmakers” feature on our website or call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
Here is a copy of my email letter below. You may use any part of it.
Subject: ITAR Amendment—Revisions to Definitions; Data Transmission and Storage.”
Body of Letter:
“Re: ITAR Amendment Restriction on Firearms Communication and Free Speech
It is my understanding that the public may comment on this International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) amendment until August 3, 2015. With the new proposal published on June 3, the State Department claims to be “clarifying” the rules concerning “technical data” posted online or otherwise “released” into the “public domain.” To the contrary, however, the proposal would institute a massive new prior restraint on free speech. This is because all such releases would require the “authorization” of the government before they occurred. The cumbersome and time-consuming process of obtaining such authorizations, moreover, would make online communication about certain technical aspects of firearms and ammunition essentially impossible.
The new International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) Amendment regulation introduced June 3, 2015 is “in fact” a breech of the First and Second Amendment of the Constitution of United States. I strongly disagree with the amendment and urge you to follow the Constitution.
The Amendment will damage freedom and the ability to communicate among “We the People” set forth in the Constitution under free speech and access to technical aspects on websites for firearms purchases and websites and blogs, web forums and video’s. Further, that I have contacted my Senators and Congressman and state legislators in this regard.