Skip to comments.Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns
Posted on 01/09/2013 9:51:19 AM PST by kcvl
Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns
"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "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."
Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."
Biden talked also about taking responsible action. "As the president said, if you're actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking. But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly."
Biden, as he himself noted, helped write the Brady bill.
Eric Holder was scheduled to be at the meeting that's currently taking place at the White House.
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I am wondering if the governors of several states will tell DC that they will not allow enforcement of federal legislation or EOs deemed unconstitutional.
Hopefully, the legal system and courts will prevent unlawful activity by federal agencies. I also hope more Arizona like Sheriffs tell the feds to “go stuff it.”
When the left has successfully avoided real analysis and understanding of an issue by elevating it to an artificial "Crisis" level, centralizing the solutions to the Federal level and then portaying themselves as the only people caring and concerned about the Crisis they have an automatic next move.
That next move is to try and skip legitiment process which in this case might be careful and constitutional legislation and instead, try for executive or judicial fiat. Why have a law when you can claim a crisis and rule by decree?
1. My assumption is they would attempt to use some of the “catch all” language in the end of Title II of the NFA/Gun Control Act.
2. Someone needs to point out there are about 350 deaths per year from long guns, of which, probably 30 or 40 are from rifles with high-capacity magazines.
Executive Orders only affect operations within the Executive Branch. They are not "laws" or even regulations.
And regardless of what Congress decides to do - if it conflicts with the Constitution - I will not comply.
I do not think the Progressives understand what a large majority of gun owners are truly willing to do to protect their freedom.
Hell, they can’t even disarm criminals.
I told you all this 3 weeks ago, many on that thread said I was wrong...
“Executive Orders only affect operations within the Executive Branch. They are not “laws” or even regulations.”
He could order the BATFE to do various absurd, illegal, things, and the jacked-booted thugs would comply.
The 2nd Amendment was put in place for just such a procedure.
States need to pass 2A (and 4A) protection laws to prevent Federales from registering and confiscating guns, ammo and acessories.
I work with a guy from Brazil who just got back from a 3 week visit to his family there. He said there are no guns allowed in Brazil so only the criminals and well-connected with body guards have guns. Apparently people are routinely rounded up by the gun toting criminals in restaurants or wherever and ordered to hand over their valuables - which they do rather than get shot. Crime is beyond control there and that is why he left - there is more than the police can begin to handle. He said he went out with his sister (a lawyer who has a bodyguard) and at the restaurant they had to sit in a corner facing the door “like Al Capone” to make sure they are safe. His stories are unbelievable and he said 20 years ago you could go there and visit but now it’s too unsafe for tourists.
Actually it sounded somewhat like Chicago - where the law abiding are sitting ducks.
No one has the balls to do anything.
Which is how the ball rolls down hill.
This isn’t even year one of Obama, Part II, yet?!?
IMO it’s a good sign that they’re even thinking about this. It means that gun laws in congress are DOA.
If he tries this, it’ll backfire like they can’t imagine.
Civil war is coming. This could be a flashpoint.
Obama has been pushing the limits on "Youngstown" since he took office, his "backdoor amnesty" is on shaky legal ground and still being challenged on the courts, but at least he attempted to meet the standards of "Youngstown" by claiming he was clarifying that the head of DHHR had the discretion to delay a deportation order indefinitely. A Assault Weapons Ban or Gun Registration Scheme would be blowing "Youngstown" clear out of the water as current federal law flat out bans registration.
The Supreme Court ruled in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 US 579 (1952) that Executive Order 10340 from President Harry S. Truman placing all steel mills in the country under federal control was invalid because it attempted to make law, rather than clarify or act to further a law put forth by the Congress or the Constitution. Presidents since this decision have generally been careful to cite which specific laws they are acting under when issuing new executive orders.
Under obamacare, Physicians and teachers are asking kids, “does daddy have any guns at home?” The EO will be just an order to confiscate based on the info collected. Under the patriot act POTUS decides who is a terrorist. An EO to DHS, may be all Zero needs.
I know another quote that might interest the gun grabbers....’Don’t need to go heeled to get the bulge on a dub like you.’ from the movie Tombstone.
..Pres Zer0 has to know that this is not going to be a happy outcome for anyone...
...this is so beyond nuts....