I read that earlier and immediately thought of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Obama had great mentors when it comes to banning guns without Congressional input.
What legislation bans import of Chinese military items (ammo, parts, uniforms, guns, knives, etc)?
What legislation bans import of rifle barrels?
Hell, with Bush v 2.0's executive order(s) banning import of Chinese military items, under the auspices of "human rights violations" that the US can't tolerate, the US was buying Chinese AKs, magazines and ammuntion, hand-over-fist, to supply our allies in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, Chinese guns and ammo are illegal for me and you to buy, because it supports human rights abuse, but not for the government.
Did we forget that the Bush administration also filed an amicus brief AGAINST the 2nd Amendment during the Heller vs DC case, arguing that the 2nd Amendment was NOT a civil right, but was a government right?
The difference with a Democrat making a frontal assault on the 2nd Amendment and a Republican making a sneak attack isn't really a "difference" in my book, since they both have identical results. Obama has learned to be sneaky to ban guns, a behavior clearly learned from his Republican predecessors.
We are frogs in a pot being brought to boil. In 1994 the cooks turned the heat up too quickly and they had to deal with the resulting anger. They've learned from their mistake. Look for it from the Republican that replaces Obama. It will never end.