Skip to comments.Bloomberg urges Obama to defy Congress, implement gun control by executive action
Posted on 01/15/2013 11:52:15 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday told a group of Johns Hopkins students that President Obama ought to sidestep the wishes of Congress and order swift new executive gun control measures.
“There are steps that President Obama can take without congressional approval at any time he chooses with just one stroke of the pen,” Bloomberg told the mixed audience of students and scholars, speaking at the “Gun Policy Summit” at Johns Hopkins University.
Bloomberg’s remarks came hours before President Obama argued in a rare press conference that executive privileges afforded him the power to implement some federal gun control measures without the permission of Congress.
“My understanding is the Vice President is going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence,” President Obama told the White House Press Corps. “Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action.”
Since the Newtown Massacre late last year, the White House has eyed legal options for mandating comprehensive gun control as House Republican leadership has signaled reluctance to even allow such legislation to reach the floor.
Bloomberg also recommended to Vice President Biden a four tiered plan for strengthening existing weapons laws.
President Obama should make a recess appointment to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, direct the Department of Justice to prosecute convicted criminals caught providing false information during gun background checks, and order federal agencies to submit data to the national gun background check database, said Bloomberg.
Bloomberg also said Obama should direct his agencies to cease adherence to the “Tiahrt Amendment” a law which prevents local law enforcement agencies from full access to federal gun databases.
Johns Hopkins University dubbed Monday’s summit “the most extensive summit meeting ever of gun policy researchers.”
The statement added that its intended purpose is to gather “experts on gun policy and violence” to ultimately make policy recommendations aimed at reducing gun violence.
The summit kicked off Monday morning and will conclude late Tuesday afternoon.
There he goes again.
Nanny State PING!
There he goes again.
Nanny State PING!
Can any thinking person really doubt that these fascists hate the Constitution and couldn’t care less about the rule of law now?
When he busts you your defense is selective enforcement, and contrary advocacy by the mayor hissef' ~ does anyone know what drugs Bloomberg is using these days? Maybe interdiction is in order ~
Hey Bloomberg..here’s an idea..go choke on one of your 16 ounce drinks you piece of sh*t
Control freak SOB! I’m telling you this guy has some screws loose. I have been reading a lot over the past year. I can see where this country is headed and how our freedoms are being eroded. There are a lot of scary conspiracy theories on the www. I’ve bought into a smidgen of it and understood the concerns others had but didn’t put much stock into the whole “tyrannical government is out to turn us into the Soviet Union of old” group think. Not one to jump the gun and get on board with the lunatic fringe (I say that in terms of endearment.) Well tonight my eyes have been opened. This is some scary shit going on people. We are fast dissolving into a socialist if not communist dictatorship! The future is now uncertain. Our future, more so our children and grandchildren’s, is looking pretty scary. That being said what are we going to do about it FReeps?
Bite Me would be of more use to Bloomers by trying to figure out how to prevent people from being murdered when being pushed off Subway Platforms.
We demand Subway Control right here and right now!
Talk about a deal with the devil. Ready to touch off an insurrection with callous stupid comments, making confident assertions about things he clearly knows nothing about.
Playing with matches at the gas station.
and we all know how smart and everything this asshole is, don’t we....
Wow! The contempt these scumbags have for our Liberty is unreal!
Rule by fiat. The way of tyrants and precisely why we have ( and need) 2A.
Sure...he doesn’t need Congress. That’s just a ceremonial outfit. He’s the dear dictator. All praise him—or else!
The Nazis are on a roll. People need to read the Bill or Rights and try to understand what they mean.
So we have the mayor of our largest city essentially saying that the Present (no “id”) should ignore the law and rule by decree. Is this Amerika, 2012, or Germany, 1932?
I have a better idea. Get rid of the Nazis, by whatever means. Problem solved.
The Republic of Texas.
*** President Obama ought to sidestep the wishes of Congress and order swift new executive gun control measures. ****
I believe the first time that happened Gen Gage got his troops shot to pieces when they tried to enforce the laws of confiscation back then.
Asshat. Tyrant. Oxygen thief! So you're saying pass gun control laws, and you just assume the proles will be bound by them but the GOVERNMENT can just ignore inconvenient laws (actual laws enacted via the proper Constitutional channels) at their whim?????? I have news for you, dickhead -- we are the superiors and you are our semi-necessary barely competent employees. If there is any difference in the necessity of adherence to laws between we and thee, I assure you it's in OUR favor, not yours. Moron.