Skip to comments.Keene to Newsmax: Obama Presidency 'At Risk' If He Acts Alone on Gun Ban
Posted on 01/15/2013 7:12:24 PM PST by EXCH54FE
National Rifle Association President David Keene tells Newsmax that President Obama could be violating the Constitution if he circumvents Congress and imposes gun control by executive order and his presidency will be at risk if he proceeds.
Keene also says gun control advocates will ultimately fail in their efforts to ban assault weapons, despite Obamas rabid advisers who will push the ban.
And he asserts that the administration is asking the wrong questions in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings and is instead seeking to politicize the tragedy.
Keene assumed the presidency of the NRA and its 4-million-plus members in May 2011. Previously he served as chairman of the American Conservative Union from 1984 to 1991.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV on Tuesday, Keene reacts to the presidents warning on Monday that he would take executive action to impose gun control.
Our concern is the same that most Americans should have whenever a president tries to circumvent Congress, because what the president is really saying is Im going to do these things myself, and Im not going to submit them to the representatives of the people.
We dont know what hes going to try to do by executive order. There are obviously some things he cant do and there are some things he shouldnt be doing, but in order to implement these various changes hes going to have to go to Congress to get the money to fund it. So there are going to be votes on these things, there is going to be a debate in Congress, and our members and other gun owners, and believers of the Second Amendment, are going to have the right to be heard.
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Tomorrow is going to be a great day for America , We expose the SOB for what he is— HITLER!! Omammy is walking into a buzz saw of the constitution . A federal judge( already carefully selected in the 5th circuit) will bitch slap him down real bad. The American people will rise up in protest like you have never seen and impeachment will proceed with haste. Even Harry Ried says “NO!!” This is going to be fun. LOCK AND LOAD>>>>>
assault weapon in the right hands is a defense weapon!