Skip to comments.Report: Rand Paul to introduce bill nullifying Obama’s executive orders on guns
Posted on 01/17/2013 2:20:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on "Hannity" later tonight. If I didn't know better, I'd say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.
The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture:
Im told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the presidents executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he plans on doing, [Fox News host Eric] Bolling said.
[A] Capitol Hill source told TheDC that Pauls legislation is expected to do three things: nullify Obamas executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.
At the very least, if he can figure out a way to bring this to the floor, it’ll be fun to see how Democrats whose seats are up next year will vote on it. Word on the Hill is that Reid might not even force a vote on the assault-weapons ban lest it prove too difficult for red-state Dems’ reelection campaigns. (According to a CNN poll released today, the recent surge of support for gun control is already starting to fade.) Will Mark Begich? Mary Landrieu? Heidi Heitkamp? Watch the video of her below from a local newscast yesterday (via the Washington Free Beacon) not only sounding sour on Obama’s gun recommendations but going so far as to accuse the White House of having an agenda unrelated to school shootings. Which, of course, is true.
Exit question: How many doctors are really going to follow the White House’s recommendations to talk to their patients about gun safety? I know they do get intrusive on occasion, and it’s a legit topic in the case of a patient who seems genuinely mental, but doctors must realize what a hot button this subject is for many people. Why risk alienating a patient and having him take his business elsewhere by trying to have “the talk” with him about guns? How many doctors know enough about guns themselves to even have that talk? This seems like a golden example of the White House floating an idea that sounds conscientious — it isn’t, it’s just the AMA’s attempt to leach some extra federal money — but which will be roundly ignored. The nicest thing that can be said for it is that it’s not remotely the most laughworthy recommendation offered by Obama this morning.
This is interesting, just sent by a friend. It outlines most of the mass killings/violent attacks and the LEGAL drugs each of the perps was on or withdrawing from at the time.
No doubt there are many others, but he's one of the few whose efforts make the one stream media feed and he does an admirable job explaining the what and why without sounding like a nut.
How rare is that?
And the bonus is this — He does not seem to be as crazy as his dad when it comes to foreign policy.
Cheers for Paul! And FU Vichy Republicans.
Not sure how far this will get, but I o appreciate his bringing it up.
He seems to be the only man in the Senate with a pair of balls.
Why didn’t he introduce a bill to nullify Obama’s backdoor amnesty E.O. for 1.8 million illegal aliens?
Well, for me personally, my Constitutional right to keep and bear arms is a more pressing matter than the inconvenience of illegals running around washing dishes and blowing leaves for sub minimum wage pay. I won't lose sleep over the latter if he's focusing on the former.
The first Republican who stands up to Obama on the gun issue in a meaningful way gets my support on 2016.....if we make it that far. So far I like what I see in Rand Paul
Out of all the nonsense i see. Rand Paul is about the best I know for believing in the American Dream.
Why doesn't Rand mention the Court's clarification that constitutionally undefined executive orders have no teeth without Congress's legislative support?
In fact, why are the public schools evidently not teaching that the Founding States made the Constitution's Sections 1-3 of Article I to clarify that all legislative powers of the federal government are vested in the elected members of Congress, Congress therefore having a monopoly on federal legislative powers whether it wants it or not. (But what are legislative powers the people ask in unison?)
Thanks AuntB! That’s a fantastic link to a summary of school threats or violence between 1988-2011 which links to more details. How can MSM ignore this clear correlation of school violence (using various methods including guns) and folks on some form of anti-depressant drugs. (I know the answer to that, it does not fit their narrative).
66 events listed.
Types of incidents includes:
School Arson Incidents
School Bomb Threat
School Hostage Situation
School Knife Attack
School Stabbing (distinction unclear)
School Machete Attack
I counted 102 Dead 77 Wounded (US Only) 1988 - 2011.
Kids and child-minds on meds; what could possibly go wrong?
This needs to be the focus, not guns.
This is the only guy I have even a remote interest in voting for President in 2016.
AMEN to Rand Paul....what bambaboy did yesterday was child abuse.....
The 23 point Fatwa issued by Obama are called Executive Actions because there is not a single Executive Order among them. Most of it is all power and light and no action, Obama doesn’t want to be caught with his name attached to something that backfires. The Democrats in the Senate, especially the Red State Dems who are up for reelection, don’t want it stuck to their fingers either.
This stuff won’t be enacted into law. The danger is in the stuff that Obama can do administratively like what Lisa Jackson has done at EPA - that could be significant and it can be done in the dark of night.
I don’t know. What did he say when you asked him that?
From where did his core values come? RON PAUL - the daddyrabbit. I like and appreciate them both.
Inconvenience??? Illegal aliens cost at least $113 billion a year. Since 9/11, over 50,000 Americans have lost their lives to illegal aliens who have committed millions of crimes including murder, rape, armed robbery, etc. They make up one third of the inmates in federal prisons.
I won't lose sleep over the latter if he's focusing on the former.
He should be focusing on both. Obama deserves to be impeached for his illegal, backdoor amnesty. Their is currently a lawsuit by border patrol agents accusing the President of not allowing them to enforce the laws of the United States, something they and the President swore under oath to do.
Yes, I've noticed the same thing. So far, he seems to be more of a common sense Constitutionalist than his father.
I thank Kentucky for sending him to Congress, now more than ever.
"In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said hell return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession. He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an eventual path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives. And he believes his ideas along with pushing for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting blocs that handed Democrats big wins in the West Coast, the Northeast and along the Great Lakes.
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