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03-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Obama uses executive power to move gun control agenda forward

President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control with research on gun violence and ads promoting safe ownership.…

The moves, which have not been widely touted by the administration, come as Obama ups his pressure on Congress to take action on gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The Senate is expected to begin floor consideration of legislation when it returns in April. The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership.

The executive steps will give federal law enforcement officials access to more data about guns and their owners, help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, and lay the groundwork for future legislative efforts.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday joined a group of Republicans threatening to filibuster gun control legislation in the Senate.

“We, the undersigned, intend to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance,” he wrote in a statement on his website.

“The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense. It speaks to history’s lesson that government cannot be in all places at all times, and history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/290885-obama-uses-executive-power-to-move-gun-control-forwardThe link won't open. I've managed to get some of it through various sources. I tell ya.... this creep will do whatever he wants (or was told to do, maybe) and to hell with us or the Constitution. Are we gonna watch this day after day and let it happen? Can we stop it???

03-29-2013, 09:44 AM
It could have been stopped by people voting in libertarians since they are the only ones that seem to be standing up to Obama, but...all that matters to most is that (R) in front of the name. Better than a (D) is the response, I guess.

Citizens would need to have a humongous pro-2nd amendment rally. Like a million + march to shake people up.

If you're willing to organize one, I'll help.

st james
03-31-2013, 05:12 AM
Do we know what executive orders he's signed. this asshole is pushing for a fucking war.
President my ass, he's a petty dictator with self-serving interests.

04-01-2013, 09:33 AM
Little known, and little understood fact, Executive orders by the president apply only to the executive branch of the government. The ignorance on this topic is national, and disturbing.