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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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paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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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.

In my circle we call it the blue pill.

darlingdaisy
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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 Obama should just stay in Hawaii for the next four years, and let the more qualified people handle things.

erika9009
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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I think Mr Holder is in this in the background, but Fast and Furious has been around since GW Bush's 2nd term.  I think maybe Eric Holder 'tweaked" it and messed it up worse than the original bad idea it was

Quoting rocketracer:

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


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7SportsMom7
by Bronze Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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NO

Debrowsky
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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Quoting darlingdaisy:

 Obama should just stay in Hawaii for the next four years, and let the more qualified people handle things.

if only that would happen. 


but then... there is the dilemma of  BIDEN.  OH NO.   surprise mini

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM
No, I do not agree. And it appears Biden is backing off his comments about the President doing so.
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SweetChild63
by Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Absolutely! The right wing's crazy obession with guns is a mental illness! They live their lives in fear and it's driving them mad!!! They need to be rounded up and shipped off to those FEMA camps they keep ranting about to keep America safe for normal people.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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 Hell no!

29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:29 AM
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Oh, hell no. 

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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You have a very active imagination.

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.






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