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GOP congressman threatens impeachment if Obama uses executive action for gun control
The Daily Caller ^ | 5:20 PM 01/14/2013 | Caroline May/Political Reporter

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:09:41 PM PST by Candor7

Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.

Stockman warned that such executive orders would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.”

“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.

At his press conference Monday, Obama floated the possibility of using executive action to enact policies aimed at reducing gun violence.

The freshman congressman, who served one term in Congress in the mid-1990s, further labeled the possibility “an existential threat to this nation” because, he said, the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow the people to protect themselves from tyranny.

“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.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; executiveorder; guncontrol; impeachment; impeachnow; obamanation; secondamendment; stevestockman; texas; whim
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Finally, someone stands up.And its a Texan!
1 posted on 01/14/2013 6:09:50 PM PST by Candor7
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To: Candor7

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 01/14/2013 6:12:59 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Candor7

Uh huh. Who gets to convict? Harry Reid’s senate?

Pointless posturing. There is no means within the system to undo what is going on anymore.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 6:13:07 PM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Candor7

Yes someone with some spine

Articles of Impeachment should have been drawn up after fast and Furious was uncovered...and after Benghazi murders.

We have a GOP Leadership that is nothing more than Obama Supporter. They will probably try to stop this new House member’s Bill of Impeachment


4 posted on 01/14/2013 6:13:23 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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5 posted on 01/14/2013 6:13:27 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: Candor7

I support this.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 6:14:28 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Sine ullo desiderio vive et ama.... Carpe diem.)
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To: Crazieman

so do nothing? I would rather attempt an impeachment than not at all..........


7 posted on 01/14/2013 6:14:32 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Candor7

Of course it is a Texan. Dont mess with Texas (wink)!


8 posted on 01/14/2013 6:15:15 PM PST by seeker41 (On our way to hell in a handbasket)
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To: Candor7; All

I hope he follows through with this. IF he does, I will immediately contact my congresswoman (a conservative Republication) and tell her that if she wants my vote in 2014 she had better get on board with supporting this action.

IF President Obama tries to use abuse the Executive Order power to circumvent the proper use of the legislative branch, he MUST be impeached even if the Senate will never convict. Also, the GOP members of the House should do everything to stop him like defunding mentioned by this Congressman from Texas.

The President must NOT be allowed to behave as a “king” and not a president of a republic that does not grant him unlimited executive authority.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 6:16:22 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Crazieman

Your comment is “crazieman.” Fighting tyranny is never pointless.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 6:17:01 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Candor7

I wish someone would have had the guts to impeach him for all the other stuff before now.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 6:18:08 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Candor7

It is the ONLY remedy.

If you asked me, I would guess that 0bama is trying to bait the GOP to attempt an Impeachment of him.

The I would guess that is when he would bring the hammer out and we would have our first ever Crackdown on dissidents in the US.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 6:19:24 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Candor7

God bless Stockman. It’s about time someone said it out loud - for a president to over-ride the second amendment of the US Constitution is tyranny and that is a high crime worthy of impeachment.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 6:23:34 PM PST by Rapscallion (Obama does not know how to respect the opinions of others and find common ground.)
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To: Candor7

Obozo compares himself to Lincoln, and conservatives get all bunched up. I think they’re mistaken; I think he’s right. He reminds me more of disHonest Abe every day.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:30 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Candor7

It’s pretty obvious from his presser today that Zero wants to play hardball. Okay, let’s play!


15 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:38 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Candor7

Does anyone remember the questions to Obama concerning gun control and the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, New York, 2-27 July 2012? I refer my FRiends to the draft of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/info/att.pdf

Interesting that Zer0 is heading the United States towards compliance with that treaty. The Obama Syndicate’s method of surreptitiously creating policy that makes Americans give up their sovereignty (and Second Amendment rights) and force compliance with the United Nations’ efforts at gun control is frightening.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 6:30:51 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Fast and Furious was a crime the president approved.

Benghazi was an illegal PRESIDENTIAL cover-up of illegal international activity.

Over-riding the second amendment and inciting the American people to revolt is tyranny

THAT MAKES IMPEACHMENT ALMOST MANDATORY- START TELLING THE AMERICAN VOTERS.

17 posted on 01/14/2013 6:32:14 PM PST by Rapscallion (Obama does not know how to respect the opinions of others and find common ground.)
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To: R0CK3T
when he would bring the hammer out

Hammer? My how things can escalate. This is not going to end well. FUBO!

18 posted on 01/14/2013 6:33:40 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Still Thinking

The comparison between Zer0 and President Lincoln are apples to oranges. Lincoln was dealing with a question of morality that was outlined by the Bill of Rights to all human beings. Zer0 is opposing the Bill of Rights as described by the Second Amendment.

Those who compare Obama to Lincoln don’t know fruits. Looking at Zer0 and his actions, we know fruits when we see them.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 6:38:15 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Crazieman

Of course it won’t go anywhere in the Senate. Everyone knows that. However, it will tie up the Administration for months. And how delicious it would be to see Flop Ears finally have to answer a staight question. I’d pay good dough to see Darrell Issa work Barky’s sorry *ss over, under oath to boot.

And then when the Senate gives him a pass, I’d impeach his *ss again. Rinse and repeat.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 6:38:36 PM PST by technically right
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To: Candor7

Steve Stockman is absolutely serious about this and many other things. He will do what he says. Stockman is not a wimp.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 6:39:39 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Candor7
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“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist,” he said.
I completely agree. The Constitution is our contract with the federal government. When that constitution, especially the BILL OF RIGHTS is broken. It is finished. The contract is null.
22 posted on 01/14/2013 6:40:17 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: Candor7

Obama is blowing smoke. The “Executive Orders” he’s talking about are ‘research’, ‘better’ enforcement of existing laws, and similar nothingburgers.

Obama and the Dems know they can’t get a real gun-control bill through congress. These Executive Orders are meaningless face-saving measures, and the sudden interest in amnesty is the next attention shifter so they can keep moving. Obama has been told he’s already lost this battle.

It would be great if he got impeached though, I’ll get my popcorn.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 6:41:28 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: Candor7

Uh huh...I’ll believe it when I see it.

Boner will squash him if he even has the guts to try.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 6:41:38 PM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Rapscallion

And which you’re at it Stockman please propose the Exexutive Privilege Abuse Act of 2013 to stop future tyrants and include the phrase, “any abuse of this act that results in the loss of freedoms of the American people, its citizens, or detainees and/or changes in the Constitution will result in the immediate impeachment, removal of the current president, vice president, and speaker of the house from their positions and charged with treason in it’s highest degree resulting in executions to proceed within a 24 hour period”....lol


25 posted on 01/14/2013 6:43:04 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jonrick46

Yes, the Civil War was about slavery, but it consolidated federal power to an unconstitutional degree over the states, and according to some, slavery was on it’s way to being abolished anyway. I have no idea if that’s true or not, but while I’m glad slavery (at least the explicit form) is over, I know I’m not happy with the legacy of federal overreach.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 6:43:57 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jsanders2001

And while you’re at it Stockman please propose the Exexutive Privilege Abuse Act of 2013 to stop future tyrants and include the phrase, “any abuse of this act that results in the loss of freedoms of the American people, its citizens, or detainees and/or changes in the Constitution will result in the immediate impeachment, removal of the current president, vice president, and speaker of the house from their positions and charged with treason in it’s highest degree resulting in executions to proceed within a 24 hour period”....don’t want to violate the 6th Amendment now do we?


27 posted on 01/14/2013 6:46:10 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Candor7

This would be purely symbolic. Unless there is a tsunami in the mid-term, Obama is not being impeached. I do support the idea of defunding the entire regime. Place a total economic blockade around these leeches. Of course, Obama will use executive order until eventually there will be no point in having a congress. At that point, when even the media cannot hide that Obama has become a dictator, he might be in trouble. Obama’s agenda is now crystal clear. All Republicans should oppose ANYTHING this man tries. No nicotine summits. No negotiation.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 6:47:58 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Candor7

We will not be disarmed, Obama.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 6:48:53 PM PST by datura (Vote from the rooftops.)
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To: Dead Corpse

So do I. Wholeheartedly. Long overdue. Someone, in fact all of us, need to let this ‘constitutional scholar’ know that he doesn’t know his a$$ from a popgun on the Bill of Rights or the limits of his office.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 6:55:05 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Candor7
The president can regulate the sale of a (1934 Dif rifle), (1934 DIF shotgun) and noise suppressors. As to the machine gun, all these are registered and taxed per law. His regulate extends to collection of a specific amount of tax and keeping a list. Anything else that he attempts would be outside the law.
31 posted on 01/14/2013 6:56:12 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Candor7

LOL - obama is not getting impeached


32 posted on 01/14/2013 7:02:19 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Candor7
Stockman...now there is name for a Texan.

March on Washingtion with the following chant...

Remember the Alamo! Impeach Obozo!

33 posted on 01/14/2013 7:02:31 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SaxxonWoods
Obama is blowing smoke. The “Executive Orders” he’s talking about are ‘research’, ‘better’ enforcement of existing laws, and similar nothingburgers.

Exactly. Republicans control the House and there are too many Rat Senators from red states to count on.

Time to change the subject to the debt ceiling and immigration.

34 posted on 01/14/2013 7:04:44 PM PST by randita
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To: Viennacon

Dammit Congress, act like you at least want to pretend you want to have some balls someday.


35 posted on 01/14/2013 7:09:59 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: jonrick46

Lincoln suspended the right of Habeas corpus For those who voiced opposition to his policies. He also stacked the supreme court by increasing the number of setting justices in order to have his orders affirmed.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 7:15:30 PM PST by Kadric
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To: Crazieman

Do they have the votes?
Sounds unproductive.


37 posted on 01/14/2013 7:17:03 PM PST by Morris70
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To: isthisnickcool
"Steve Stockman is absolutely serious about this and many other things. He will do what he says. Stockman is not a wimp."

He doesn't need impeachment. He simply has to ensure that the Twentieth Amendment, Section Three is ENFORCED. BTW, He took an oath to enforce it. He can do it tomorrow. That's the day it is enforced. Otherwise, he's just another traitor like all the rest.

38 posted on 01/14/2013 7:25:38 PM PST by Uncle Sham
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To: Candor7

How far will it get with a Senate lead by Democrats that won’t even pass a budget? Starting the process is one thing, but actually having it work is a horse of another color.

That said, it would be so nice to see.


39 posted on 01/14/2013 7:26:30 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: jsanders2001

In my opinion, the Civil War was about states’ rights, which was brought to a head by the issue of slavery. I agree that it was probably on its way out, as the fight over new territory was to replace depleted soil from tobacco, as well as other political reasons. The leadership of the tobacco crops was sooner or later to fail. It may have taken a long time for slavery to die on the vine.


40 posted on 01/14/2013 7:33:31 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Candor7

41 posted on 01/14/2013 7:47:58 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Crazieman
Pointless posturing. There is no means within the system to undo what is going on anymore.

You got that right. The GOP is worthless as a piece of crap.

42 posted on 01/14/2013 7:55:10 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Candor7

To borrow a phrase from Nike: JUST DO IT!


43 posted on 01/14/2013 8:03:10 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Candor7.


44 posted on 01/14/2013 8:15:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Candor7

I hope he keeps a gun close and is vigilant.


45 posted on 01/14/2013 10:22:47 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
How far will it get with a Senate lead by Democrats that won’t even pass a budget? Starting the process is one thing, but actually having it work is a horse of another color.

Just initiating the process is a humiliation to him and ties up time in both the executive and legislative branches. Any time they spend screwing each other is time they can't spend screwing us. Plus, it runs the LSM all over the place covering for the bastard.

46 posted on 01/14/2013 10:57:40 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Candor7

Even is they could impeach in the House, nothing would come of it in the Senate. Then what?


47 posted on 01/14/2013 11:38:34 PM PST by DangerZone (If the left had their way, all of America would be as safe as Sandy Hook Elementary.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
I think you have it, for the most part. The EOs won't be anything by themselves that would push things over the edge. It'll just make it harder and more expensive to be a legal gun owner.

Infringement, yes, but not so drastic that the vast majority would want to call for impeachment, much less see blood spilled.

I think we are being Alinskied. The rhetoric has gotten so heated that the actual EOs will seem “reasonable”.

Remember, Bush the First EO’d a ban on firearms imports after Stockton. No impeachment followed, no washing the Tree of Liberty with the type O of tyrants.

I've been wrong plenty of times before (thought Zero was toast for re-election) but I'll be flabbergasted if there's anything close to confiscation coming this week in an EO. The anti-gun crowd will just continue to chip away, they won't go for all the marbles at once.

48 posted on 01/15/2013 12:10:21 AM PST by M1911A1
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To: Candor7
He's MY Texan, you can't have him!!

He did good during the Clinton and Reno years, but was booted out for being too right wing. Of course, He's my kinda congressman. Seems he didn't like Waco and the "Jack Booted Thugs".

Now, just like gum on your shoe, he's back and I'm happy. They shuffled the districts around and now he's my guy. Bwhahahah!

49 posted on 01/15/2013 12:12:34 AM PST by chuckles
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To: Crazieman
Uh huh. Who gets to convict? Harry Reid’s senate?

Impeachments of the President are rare. We've only had two in the history of the Republic. And, unfortunately in both cases, the President escaped removal.

That means, an impeachment (requiring a mere majority of the House) is automatically newsworthy ... Question is, could the House GOP prosecute the action sufficiently well to sway public opinion (never mind achieving removal)? Or would they only succeed in blunting the instrument thru over use (third time in history ... MSM yawns ...)?

50 posted on 01/15/2013 12:35:12 AM PST by cynwoody
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