The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Because government of the people, by the people, and for the people always means an imperial president doing what he wants to do to you.
Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group of sympathetic House Democrats on the road ahead in the latest White House outreach to invested groups.
None of that would have prevented the Connecticut murders. All it does, like it always does, is go after peaceable, good citizens. It makes more laws and rules and cracks down on innocent men.
The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation, a topic Biden did not address in Monday’s meeting.
The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said.
They’re just going to do what they want, and they’ll do it insidiously, looking for any way to chip away at your rights. The CDC has no business whatsoever dealing with firearms. It’d be the same as if they were asked to do “national research on opinion colums, and whether those lead to divisiveness and stress… so we need to ban opinions and free speech for the children“.
This administration has zero authority on which to stand about enforcement of existing gun laws. They shipped thousands of guns to Mexican narcoterrorists and killed at least hundreds (if not thousands) of our Mexican neighbors and two US law enforcement agents.
Obama touched on his expected legislative guns agenda at his own news conference in the East Room on Monday, while stressing the power he has via executive order.
“How we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals, and how we track that more effectively — there may be some steps that we can take administratively as opposed through legislation,” Obama said.
The Obama administration ATF sent guns to criminals and decided to “track” them by finding them at murder scenes. This administration actively supported violent criminal enterprises in order to demonize lawful US gun owners so they could crack down. They tried it by killing our Mexican neighbors, and now they’re dancing in the blood of children to push it again.
Or you can take this reactionary extreme right wing fringe guy’s word for it:
So you have a president and his administration who were smuggling guns to Mexican narcoterrorists so they could be found at murder scenes to blame US gun owners and now they want to tell you the citizen that you shouldn’t have guns and your government is going to take them all away to protect you? A government that arms narcoterrorist gangs to kill you and your neighbors is somehow going to “protect you” by disarming you and arming the most violent people on the planet?
“[The Founding Fathers’] stated reason was to allow the American people to protect themselves from the United States Congress — that is, government. That’s why we have the Second Amendment,” he said.
“A lot of people are saying we should somehow control or restrict arms,” he continued. “And I would ask the question: Are we under any less a threat of tyranny from Washington than we were in 1787? And I would say no.”
An administration that’s already failed at murderous schemes that killed thousands in order to enact gun control is now threatening imperial executive order action against your rights. Sounds like it’s well past time to remove the guy – as TX Rep Steve Stockman says:
“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement.
“Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible,” he added. “Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person — much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court.”
He concluded by claiming that an executive order would be not just “not just an attack on the Constitution,” but also an “attack on Americans.”
“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist,” he said.