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Do you think the president should be able to use executive action to ramp up gun control?

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Can President Obama Use ‘Executive Action’ to Take Away Gun Rights?

Posted by Jenny Erikson on January 9, 2013

Joe Biden says a lot of dumb things. It’s like he doesn’t even think before the words tumble out of his mouth, like when he asked the guy in the wheelchair to stand up, or mentioned that you can’t even go into a 7-Eleven without an Indian accent these days. He’s endlessly entertaining -- at least until you realize he’s second in line for the presidency. That’s another one of his bloopers, by the way ... he’s actually first in line. The Speaker of the House is second.

Anyway. Good ol’ Joe spoke to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence, and hinted that the president might sign an executive order to combat gun violence. Given the administration’s policy toward gun rights, the insinuation seems to be that Obama is considering banning guns by executive order.

Biden said:

The president is going to act .... There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.

That is the same attorney general that approved Operation Fast and Furious, which used taxpayer money to arm Mexican drug cartels and killed two federal agents and hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens, but I’m sure he’s qualified to offer an opinion on gun control.

Back to this whole executive order thing: The president cannot overturn parts of the Constitution that he doesn’t like. Banning our Second Amendment right to bear arms is as ludicrous as banning free speech, or disallowing women the vote. There is a process for changing federal laws, and it must be followed.

It’s almost like our founding fathers set up a system of government that makes it difficult to change our Constitutional rights. It’s called checks and balances, and it saves us from becoming a dictatorship. No matter where you fall on the gun control debate, the idea that a president could sign an executive order against any of our rights as Americans is scary.

It’s doubtful that President Obama has any intention of doing anything like that, and this is probably just the vice president speaking off-script again (seriously -- it’s like he doesn’t even realize there are cameras on him). I may not be Obama’s biggest fan, but I have faith that he won’t bypass the legislative process for a pet issue.

Have no fear, gun owners of America. Your gun rights are safe ... for now at least.

Do you think the president should be able to use executive action to ramp up gun control?

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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itsmesteph11
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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 Since Executive orders CANNOT be used to change or make laws, NO.  Though I would not be surprised at all if he did. (again)

Obama can execute an order for all states to adhere to laws already in place,  which would be a good start in most anything the Government does.

mikiemom
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:03 PM

the same people apologize for rapists that advocate for guns - they are also mostly pro-life and racically christian.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

And you compare raping a woman?

Quoting mikiemom:

there are no less than 3 posts in this forum with examples of the less than desirable people the right wing chooses to parade around as their mouth piece for their gun rights.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Can you please explain this comment?

Quoting mikiemom:

I think the right wing should keep using crazy people to make their point about gun control - it's working about as well as their campaign against women who have been raped.

 

 

 


motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Absolutely not.

erika9009
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:19 PM
9 moms liked this

Oh HELL NO.

There is a reason we limit the presidents powers.

If his idea (whatever it is) is sound, and what many want, he should be able to convince the congress too.

If we go down this "executive order" road, without the check and balances, we need to rename this country.  It's not the United States of America anymore.

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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No one apoligizes to racists except for one fool who identifies as a republican so what a fucking blanket statement to make.

Quoting mikiemom:

the same people apologize for rapists that advocate for guns - they are also mostly pro-life and racically christian.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

And you compare raping a woman?

Quoting mikiemom:

there are no less than 3 posts in this forum with examples of the less than desirable people the right wing chooses to parade around as their mouth piece for their gun rights.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Can you please explain this comment?

Quoting mikiemom:

I think the right wing should keep using crazy people to make their point about gun control - it's working about as well as their campaign against women who have been raped.

 

 

 

 


Debrowsky
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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Quoting ambertreas76:

No way!  We are the United States of America.  The right to bear arms is a Constitutional right.  We are NOT a socialist/communist country.  I cannot understand how so many people can't see the direction things are heading.  It makes me shake my head in disbelief.

I know.   it's like..... there is some kind of drink being passed around.

ambertreas76
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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I swear to Gawd!! My water just flew out of my nose!!  BWAAAHAHAHAAA!!!!

Quoting Debrowsky:


Quoting ambertreas76:

No way!  We are the United States of America.  The right to bear arms is a Constitutional right.  We are NOT a socialist/communist country.  I cannot understand how so many people can't see the direction things are heading.  It makes me shake my head in disbelief.

I know.   it's like..... there is some kind of drink being passed around.


rocketracer
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM
2 moms liked this

Fast and Furious was the impetus for gun control so Eric Holder has to be involved...to sway things their way.

mikiemom
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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 I find the people who claim they need assault rifles to protect themselves from the government to be delusional lunatics. If you think your assault rifle will stop the US military you have bigger problems than needing a gun, you might want to take your guns down to local law enforcement and have yourself evaluated.

paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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Absolutely not.  But, I knew this exact scenario was going to happen.  There's going to be a revolution by the American people if this happens.  This is not going to be a good move on Obamas part.

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