Jeh Johnson: Gun control is now a matter of homeland security

June 15, 2016

Just days after the massacre in an Orlando nightclub left 49 people dead and 53 wounded, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday said that gun control is now a critical element of protecting the U.S. homeland and keeping Americans safe.

“We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be a part of homeland security,” Johnson said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country.”

On the issue of people on the no-fly list and various other lists being able to purchase a weapon in the U.S., Johnson said, “I believe that that’s something that has to be addressed.”

Johnson said that President Obama is “frustrated” with the lack of action on preventing gun violence, but he’s still “determined.”

71 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • studi30 says:

    The real Muslims in the Middle East consider the Black Muslims here USEFUL IDIOTS.

  • mabera19 says:

    The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.
    The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.
    The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.
    The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in the Constitution (to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion). These are the only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National Guard.
    Attorney General Wickersham advised President Taft, “the Organized Militia (the National Guard) can not be employed for offensive warfare outside the limits of the United States.”
    The Honorable William Gordon, in a speech to the House on Thursday, October 4, 1917, proved that the action of President Wilson in ordering the Organized Militia (the National Guard) to fight a war in Europe was so blatantly unconstitutional that he felt Wilson ought to have been impeached.
    During the war with England an attempt was made by Congress to pass a bill authorizing the president to draft 100,000 men between the ages of 18 and 45 to invade enemy territory, Canada. The bill was defeated in the House by Daniel Webster on the precise point that Congress had no such power over the militia as to authorize it to empower the President to draft them into the regular army and send them out of the country.
    The fact is that the President has no constitutional right, under any circumstances, to draft men from the militia to fight outside the borders of the USA, and not even beyond the borders of their respective states. Today, we have a constitutional LAW which still stands in waiting for the legislators to obey the Constitution which they swore an oath to uphold.
    Charles Hughes of the American Bar Association (ABA) made a speech which is contained in the Appendix to Congressional Record, House, September 10, 1917, pages 6836-6840 which states: “The militia, within the meaning of these provisions of the Constitution is distinct from the Army of the United States.” In these pages we also find a statement made by Daniel Webster, “that the great principle of the Constitution on that subject is that the militia is the militia of the States and of the General Government; and thus being the militia of the States, there is no part of the Constitution worded with greater care and with more scrupulous jealousy than that which grants and limits the power of Congress over it.”
    “This limitation upon the power to raise and support armies clearly establishes the intent and purpose of the framers of the Constitution to limit the power to raise and maintain a standing army to voluntary enlistment, because if the unlimited power to draft and conscript was intended to be conferred, it would have been a useless and puerile thing to limit the use of money for that purpose. Conscripted armies can be paid, but they are not required to be, and if it had been intended to confer the extraordinary power to draft the bodies of citizens and send them out of the country in direct conflict with the limitation upon the use of the militia imposed by the same section and article, certainly some restriction or limitation would have been imposed to restrain the unlimited use of such power.”
    The Honorable William Gordon
    Congressional Record, House, Page 640 – 1917

  • Warren says:

    Homeland Security is the Muslim Mutt’s private Army & should be Defunded & Dissolved

  • tarbella says:

    Obama and his Administration doesn’t just want guns out of the bad guys hands, but also out of the good guys hands. Common sense tells you that the bad guys are always going to find a way to get guns or something else to kill. This has been proven over and over again, in Europe, the USA, and other places once guns have been banned from the people. Those in Orlando had no way to defend themselves and see how many died because of it. This was done by one man, not many, but one that had enough bullets to kill many and all it would have taken was one individual that had a gun to get the bad guy. No guns is not going to protect us, nor stop the bad guys from getting them. When someone doesn’t use common sense about something this serious, I can’t help wondering why? What is their real motivation behind this or are they so blind they cannot see the truth when it stares them in the face?

  • Johnnie says:

    Gerry Costa, Why is the C going to be changed to a k in the Name America?

  • Ken says says:

    A bunch of Muslims disarming the USA – an armed Country is the best deterrent against aggression from outside the USA or our Government.

  • BILL3000 says:

    WHITE TRASH for Trump! Make America Fascist!!

  • Fabman says:

    And so begins the new American civil war…..AMERICANS WILL NOT LAY DOWN THIER ARMS. WILL NOT HAPPEN. “The right of the people to own and bare arms will not be infringed” PEROID. your argument is invalid.

  • CHARLIE says:

    where is homeland security to protect us when a shooting happens, they are home sleeping in bed, get up in the morning after a shooting and shoot they loud mouths off just to show how ignorant they really are. Why are they not aware of these terrorist acts and there to protect the American people, Jeh you are sure doing a great job u muslim backer.

  • CHARLIE says:

    why don’t these extremist so called political leaders we have state the real reason they want to take our guns away. It is because Obama wants to be a dictator and he cannot fulfill his wishes as long as the American people are armed and can fight against his third world order. Audit the treasury and see just how much bribery money has been paid to our politicians to kiss his ass….

  • Timothy Thompson says:

    These Obama croonies are trying to use this latest attack in Orlando to make some sort of confiscation of our weapons. Common sense tells us that this is the time we all should be carrying a firearm for self defense, if only one person in that gay club was a legal gun carrying person maybe the total would have been much less.
    Democrats you have shown you can’t be trusted with the security of our great country. We all now need to be aware that it’s up to each family to protect itself, certainly Homeland security can’t, just ask anyone in that Orlando gay club. With Hillary now being the presumptive candidate for their party, seems she can’t by her last position in the government protect our forces under her pervue, proof Benhgazi, people died and she definately lied. I shutter at the thought should she be elected and we are saddled with a third term of an Obama administration.

  • Wambli525 says:

    “GUN CONTROL” …. is nothing more than self-preservation for the political elite of this country that have FAILED to protect our nation. Reject and fight the socialist lefts gun control agenda … your life may depend on it..

  • Mike V99 says:

    Did Congress pass a law delegating powers to regulate guns to DHS? Or is this just an arrogant power grab by another obama tyrant?

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Impeaching muslim communists like Jeh Johnson is now a critical element of protecting the U.S. homeland and keeping Americans safe.

  • robert sanders says:

    another monkey. monkey see monkey stupid.

  • Jerry says:

    Jeh is just as devious as Obammy, ISIS, Eric Holder, Hitlery Clinton, All Criminals. Vote for Trump and we might get some of the Right people in Jail

  • CCblogging says:

    No Johnson, importing Muslims as fast as the Fascist Obama regime can import them is a matter of national security.

  • billie says:

    By taking our guns away will make us safer?? I think not.

  • Vietvet1968 says:

    You can not and never will eliminate gun violence. Taking guns out of the hands of everyday citizens will make criminals and terrorists more brazen. Get all illegals and Muslims out of America and you will cut gun violence by 60%!

  • KayO says:

    The government’s call for gun control has absolutely nothing to do with safety. Watch the Agenda films by Curtis Bowers: Agenda Grinding America Down and Agenda 2 Masters of Deceit. All of the chaos that has been stirring for the last few years is willfully designed by our current administration. They want totalitarian law, they want citizens to be defenseless, and they want control. None of this is happenstance. Please watch the films and expose the truth.

  • Diane Brenner says:

    50 people wouldn’t have died in Orlando if at least some of them were carrying the means to defend themselves. Terrorists, criminals will ALWAYS be able to access weapons of their choice. Denying innocent Americans the right to defend themselves is tantamount to genocide.

  • hdrider says:

    about 2.8 million Muslims in the U.S.. We are told NOT to blame all of
    them for the actions of a few. There are 50+ million responsible gun
    owners in the U.S. but we are told everyone of them is responsible for a
    few PEOPLE using a TOOL (inanimate object) in a criminal way. Every
    Dictator in the world started with Gun Control! What Obama and his useful idiots are doing is following Adolf Hitlers play book.

  • carpkiller says:

    Yea jen,then all your muslim brothers can move in.

  • justinwachin says:

    Part of the problem is a determination of who gets on a terrorist list. In 2009 the Department of Homeland Security under Janet Napolitano released a report which seemed to equate devout Christians, pro-lifers, vets and those who opposed the gay agenda as being terrorists.

    If Congress grants the president’s wish, the terrorist watch list could grow to a point where no one would be allowed to purchase a gun. Let’s remember this administration has already been caught preventing TEA Party groups from getting a tax exempt status allowed by law.

    This president and administration has had a track record of trying to take away people’s Constitutional rights. Allowing the president to get a law denying gun ownership to people on a terrorist watch list would likely lead to a trampling on the rights of law abiding citizens to a degree never seen in our nation.

  • SDofAZ says:

    Jeh, the little muslim turd, even looks smug in his statement. What a mess Trump is gonna inherit.

  • Lisa says:

    I’m here to say that if they go after our guns, don’t think law abiding citizens won’t rise up. By now we all know EVERYTIME there is a tragedy in the U.S. OBLOWME doesn’t waste a moment of opportunity to go after the second ammendment. We are sick of it. We are law abiding, tax paying, citizens PERIOD.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    We go from one muslim wanting gun control to another, yes Jeh Johnson is a muslim, and now that this plant over HLS said this, does it mean door to door take away or waiting for the least little thing to declare martial law! Or maybe waiting on the next attack from more of their tribe members that IS COMING!!

  • TeaPartyPatriot says:

    what a smug looking a-hole this johnson is. People on the no-fly list are being deprived of their rights as citizens without recourse or ability to appeal the placement on that list. NO ONE but the elite in this administration can even find out what the requirements are to be placed on the list I do not believe there are firm requirements it is just if you happen to pizz off someone in this administration and they want to punish you but have no legal way to do so ala you are on the no-fly list. ie a personal vendetta.

    1. David Stewart says:

      I wonder what LEGAL steps are taken when one is placed on a no-fly list, or is it up to a hired commisar? First you get on the no-fly, then Johnson uses that to determine your lack of gun-ownership ability. Hm, something smells!

  • James Maxwell says:

    Gun control works extremely well when you have well trained an proficient
    individuals with weapon on their person at all times. Practice keeps citizens
    able to hold target and not randomly spray bullets across the landscape.
    The best way to protect our Nation from events such as the recent shooting is
    when you have a person who has been investigated by the FBI more than once
    this should have shown up when they went to purchase a weapon and the
    background check should have raised red flags immediately and his application
    should have been delayed until he was properly vetted again by the FBI.
    It makes you wonder who dropped the ball. We keep bringing in the
    foreign citizens and turning them loos upon our land with no background
    checks or proper vetting the to insure they are not TERRORIST with a
    Radical History of attacks upon Americans. Closing our borders to the
    Invaders from foreign lands and drug cartels moving tons of drugs into our
    Nation. Would not make us completely safe but would be a start in the
    right direction. Then you start rounding up all those who have overstayed
    their VISA’s, and those we catch at the border incaricated until they are sent
    back home. Then we start deporting the rest as we catch them in traffic stops, or when and where caught. Time to stop modlly codding the
    INVADERS and quite referring them to as undocumented aliens.

  • Gerry Costa says:

    I was wondering when this obozo muslim puppet would jump and start his BS rhetoric. Believe me — this clown is just as full of sh!t as obozo and the witch. How in the he$$ does disarming the American citizens make us safer ??????? Just how stupid do you think REAL Americans are ????? Enough of your BS already.

  • Larry says:

    Another insane government bull statement. They can’t even vett the terrorists let alone control their guns, but the government can control your second amendment right so that you are powerless to protect your family and yourself from the socialistic traitors in our administration. The second amendment was to protect us against government power control. I say not just NO, but Hell No!

  • USPatriotOne says:

    Trump was right again, and he is nearly always right on these matters, that’s why the Commie/Muslim/DemoRat/Rino’s/ Elites hate Trump..!!! “We the People of these United States” know that if BO declares Semi-Auto Rifles illegal and attempts to confiscate our Firearms will take the current cold Civil War II, that BO started back in Sept 2013 at the WWII Memorial, and take it to a Hot Civil War II..!!! But if People would take the time to read the Communist Manifesto they would understand all these false flag events (like Sandy Hook, Boston B*mbing, etc.) and tactics that BO and these Satan Driven Monsters using to disarm “We the People” and destroy the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, along with attempting to destroy the Christian Faith, but GOD/JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT cannot be DEFEATED by Man, no matter how many demons fill their hearts, minds and bodies! These Monsters know that “We the People” are becoming wide awake and that’s why Gun Sales are through the roof. All that is happening is all planned and BO does not want to leave office so time is running out to implement their Evil Plans to bring down our Nation. When we see these final plans to move on “We the People” it will be time to stand-up and be counted as TRUE AMERICANS and to defy these ILLEGAL ACTIONS by these Satan Driven Monsters…the New World Order! The Buildaberg meeting is being held right now in Germany and the Destruction of our (not their) Nation is at the top of their agenda and destroying Trump is number 2 on their Evil agenda! God help us, PLEASE! It’s finally the time (all time is this time as well) to turn to the one true God the Father/God the Son our Lord and Savior, Jesus/God the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord, that can truly save his People and nothing these Satan Driven Monster can do to Stop God! The Book of Revelation clearly out lines their destruction….Praise be the Lord Jesus Christ!

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw says:

    The fact the president Obama has been increasing Muslim population in the United States, the American people, in order to protect them from terrorists must increase owning of guns from the threats of RADICAL ISLAM. We are surrounded by terrorists, and we must protect our families and our own lives.

  • ONTIME says:

    Geeeeeezo Jeh…you don’t suppose his goofy wrongheaded policies have anything to do with his ineptitude in this problem….he seems to be on the side of the criminals, illegals, unvetted muslims and the terrorist..maybe he can’t be trusted and shouldn’t be……

  • gerald Hughes says:

    The liberal dem scum will not stop with the gun control until they get a civil war started, will they

    1. carpkiller says:

      Thats right and they think they will win.

      1. gerald Hughes says:

        Yep, they think they will sit on the sidelines and watch, we have been collecting names and addresses for 2 years. They will not sit on the sidelines and watch, they will be part of it.

  • Richard Bagenstose says:

    jeh another oboma ass hole , how many times can he get away with lieing to congress and us , before he gets removed from his post, every one oboma has appointed are loyal oboma worshipers , and don’t have an ounce of brains to save there own life

    1. David Stewart says:

      Johnson’s post shouldn’t exist; we didn’t need a national police force ever; it is the invention of a Demoncrap-controlled Congress, signed into law by a wimp named Jr. Bush!

  • unbridled says:

    This Yo-Yo rolled out of one of the HalfBreeds pants legs. He’s just a black turd and nothing more….

  • vjimatjijoro says:

    “Homeland Security Act” is obumbos way of destroying this country from within. keep watching, you may see this sect of idiots come into your home and conduct unlawful searches and erasures of those they consider to be enemies of their beliefs.

  • Ed R says:

    Another way Obama circumvents congress is to let one his appointed department heads put such an edict into effect – thereby bypassing congress.
    Happens all the time and Congress does nothing.

    1. Cliff Barton says:

      This is when the inept Paul Ryan should grow a pair and let the jackass head of homeland know he can’t rewrite the 2nd amendment to suit Obama. Even by regulation it can’t be done. Shall not be infringed. Remember?

  • Patrick Driscoll says:

    This guy is just another clueless dumb obuma N…r. Obuma just seems to seek-out the ugliest, fattest, most incompetent and corrupt N…rs. Great job asshole and they are all as muslim clueless as you are.

  • d.dolcater says:

    Gun control is concentration and a steady hand.

  • Smitch says:

    Americans if you are not a member of the NRA or GOA, you better join and donate! Fight this Anti-American Liberals! Stand & Fight starting today! They want to abolish the Constitution of this Great Country!

    1. grandmary42 says:

      Yes, join! Even if you don’t have a firearm bc they are fighting for your right to have one. The 2nd amendment is not there to protect hunters, it’s there to protect the people from tyranny. When a government tries to control and suppress its citizens being armed is your protection against it. AND the people need similar arms to do that!

  • Peatro Giorgio says:

    Gun control Is not what will keep Americans safe ! Illegals of and from every other nation.” Especially ” Extremist from the Islamic faith. Must be deported. That is what shall keep Americans safe. Further more placing a freeze on any and all immigration including those of refugee status seekers from all known Islamic nations. Up and Until our nation security apparatus is able to safely and 100% completely vet these people. Islam a predatory government form. It is not a religion.

    1. unbridled says:

      Peatro, Ted here. THEY DON”T CARE! You can talk until you are frazzled and be 100% right. They will ignore you and millions more like you as they have been doing for eight years under the HalfBreed and back way before that. They have a plan and it doesn’t include anything good for any of us. We need to get them before they get us. Unfortunately, that is what it has come down to….Got It?

        1. BILL3000 says:

          Oh,SLUT Emily Reyes: Go Peddle your wares somewhere else!

      1. BILL3000 says:

        CALM DOWN,unbridled,Honey Cunt!

    2. Dolores Adams says:

      I just hope that we get obummer out of office and that he does NOT initiate a martial take over. I think I have the correct word. I’ve read things that he might try this.

      1. johncq1 says:

        This goes way deeper than oblamo. As you can see the brown shirt group of homeland security is on board as is every other paramilitary control group that is charge with policing the American public. Don’t confuse this with county sheriffs or most local police. I am talking about the groups like homeland security, parks department, forest service and other federal groups that have been given total police powers and now armed to the teeth. These people will not just disappear with a change of presidents. You still have the goons in the background like soros trying for the new world order and they have others with big money and political control that are on board with him. The threat we have from the mudslimes is real and not openly challenged they same as black lives matter, the groups that were protesting against wall street, or any other thing that will take attention off of political issues and give the powers that be the opportunity to force more control on us. This control can be forced regulations or go as deep as martial law. You have people out there calling for a declaration of war. This gives them open path for martial law and destroy all of our constitutional rights.

        1. Gerry Costa says:

          Great post John and 100% correct.

        2. Dolores Adams says:

          I have heard about the New World Order and it is absolutely no good for our country. I have heard some of the Sheriffs speak and the ones I’ve heard, they are very good.

    3. Retired says:

      Add Jeh Johnson to the list along with Lynch and Obama.

  • grandmary42 says:

    Oh yeah! What did you expect? Personally, I believe every American SHOULD be issued a firearm and taught how to use it! See how much crime they’d be.
    And these “no gun zones”, I don’t understand them. Are they advertising there are sitting ducks there? Come on folks let’s fight back!

    1. USPatriotOne says:

      Nailed IT..!!!

      1. grandmary42 says:

        Thank you!

  • dumbvet says:

    Who is this idiot and what planet did he come from?

    1. theseer says:

      Another affirmative action placement showing his ineptness and failure to do his job….he should be fired….
      he is b.o’s lap dog with anti american platform.

      he totally ignores the main reason for these mass murders which is


      1. socialsavvy says:

        The person you are speaking of is “Omar”? This man had psychological problems. In his case, he used his Muslim connection with ISIS for an excuse for his violent behavior. There was some discussion that Omar was homosexual. That is possible, or he was homophobic. But I believe that he definitely was a psychopath. If he hated gay people, of if he wanted to prove that he was not gay, or whatever his mission was, he definitely belonged in a mental institution. His first wife gave a lot of information about Omar’s behavior and how he was progressively more and more violent. One thing that she pointed out was the total control that Omar’s father had over the family, and how everything revolved around Islam. She left him because of Omar’s being abusive. He had a lot of behavior that indicated that he was a psychopath. These people are easy to lead to believe they are on a mission from God to do the violence against whomever it is. Being a mental case is no excuse, just a reason for Omar’s actions. Also added to that, is his being brainwashed by information he got from whomever or what ever he read on the internet. Maybe his father had a big influence in this situation. The father would never admit it if he had. Had the father had a close fatherly relationship with Omar, he would have seen that Omar’s behavior was abnormal. According to Omar’s previous wife, Omar’s father had complete control of the entire family. That is a very odd relationship for his father to have and not know anything about the planned massacre.

  • David Stewart says:

    Knew this was coming from the new KGB; Bush Jr. should have vetoed the panic-driven Homeland Security Act, it will forever be his biggest screwup! Velcum to Amerika!

    1. Johnnie says:

      David Stewart, just for your info, the correct spelling for AMERICA IS THE WAY I JUST SPELLED, NOT WITH a K, Have a good day

      1. Gerry Costa says:

        Not for long smart guy.

        1. Johnnie says:

          Gerry Costa, why is that? I really have not heard this before.

          1. Gerry Costa says:

            The way this country is headed with the fraud muslim and if the “witch” bitch gets elected this country will be worse than 1938 Germany — henceforth –Amerika.

    2. Obwon One says:

      Him and his Daddy are a big part of it.

  • GrizzMann says:

    You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

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