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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He can order his agencies under his Executive branch to do what he wants. He can’t order me legally, and I won’t comply.
And gun owners are considering how big to make the picture of their “fingers” in reply to Joeus Retardus.
Can we recall/remove the President and Vice president for failure to uphold the Constitution? I bet if there was a way to have a vote on it they would be history. I can dream can’t I?
Hitler and Stalin gave the same orders... I WILL not...I will REPEAT.... I will NOT live under oppression, tyranny and see my daughters raped and my property pillaged.
Who is going to fight back in Washington? Bend Over Boehner?? or maybe Milktoast McDonnell?
They are betting nobody has the stones to stand up to their dictatorship. So far, they’ve been right.
You are fast! I just heard it on Rush’s show.
What was that famous quote by Dirty Harry?
Deter. That’s it.
Why not invite Lon Tomohisa Horiuchi?
Check out the Drudge Report! Drudge must have ate his Wheaties this morning, hes not pulling any punches!!
To be clear, EO’s aren’t a Progressive or Republican problem. EO’s are an equal opportunity contagion. Both parties, all modern presidents, Congress, the Supreme Court, and, yes, We the People are culpable. If we deserve better, we will beget better.
Art I, Sec 1 of the US Constitution concisely and unambiguously provides that all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress... In sharp contrast, Art II specifically outlines Executive powers and duties, none of which include legislating in any form. And to checkmate an overreaching Chief Executive, Art II also provides for the impeachment and removal of not only the Chief Executive, but of any and all officers comprising the Executive Branch.
The rub: if the law intended to countermand an EO is vetoed by the President, to override that veto requires a 2/3 vote, a super majority, in both chambers of Congress, clearly a politically daunting task indeed. Of course, there is the laborious process of impeachment and removal of the offending President to remedy the executive overreach. But, again, removal would require a 2/3 majority in the Senate, a very unlikely scenario.
Might as well go on and purchase a million more pairs of Jack boots too.
It has to be us. What date's good for a rally in DC to tell our "leaders" how we feel?
Obama’s orders won’t save one life, it will kill many.
Biden is either a complete and total fool or he has become an Obama tool.Perhaps a little of each.
Obama can write hs Executive Order, but carrying it out in an armed America that KNOWS it is a completely illegal order according to the Constitution will cause problems he has no idea how to deal with.
If Americans fight to kjeep their gun rights they are fighting on the right side of history the right side of America.
That is one Executive Order Obama can shove up his Obama.
Even though I know he’ll do it, I’m still shocked that he would. Funny how that works.
It’s just the lawful part of me that still entertains the notion that the Constitution exists.
If Obama does this then someone is going to blow something up. Somehow I think THAT is his real goal. Gonna get messy.
I have the same resigned, reluctant feeling with this as I do every morning getting out of bed: “well, crap, let’s just get this thing started then...”
I guess we don’t need a Congress to make laws nor a Constitution to delineate our rights, and limit our government.
The result: I’m even coming to believe it will soon be time to revisit the Declaration of Independence.