Skip to comments.Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:36:18 PM PST by Kaslin
Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with victims of gun violence today. Speaking with reporters beforehand, Biden said President Obama may use an executive order to push through more gun control and Second Amendment restrictions. More from the Weekly Standard.
"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."
We knew this was coming. The White House has been saying for a month that they are acting "quickly" on new gun control measures. Senator Dianne Feinstein's sweeping new gun control legislation hasn't even been introduced yet and Obama isn't the kind of president who has shown a willingness to wait on Congress.
If Obama pushes through new regulations using executive powers, the process will unfold in different parts. After an order is signed, the Department of Justice led by Attorney General Eric Holder, will be in charge of enforcement through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Now, how far the order will go is the big question. You can bet it will ban semi-automatic rifles and large ammunition magazines, but how Obama grandfathers in old, lawfully purchases semi-automatic rifles remains unknown. Will he require citizens who already own these weapons to be fingerprinted as Feinstein's bill requires? Or will he go so far as confiscation as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested? Time will tell.
On the other hand, perhaps obama is Proverbs 16:18 for us?
At the rate he's going and we're going, obama will bring us both our fall and our destruction and around half of us voted for it...not once, but twice.
"Resistance to tyranny is service to God."
There is no “may” about it. If this SOB gets our final check on his tyranny, the rest will go very soon thereafter.
Will Obama see that the armed guards where his kids go to school once he dictates gun control? They obviously won’t be needed anymore.
What can he do? Ban importation of magazines and AKs, slow down domestic paperwork? His sycophant followers may think he is doing something. Doing more than that risks serious consequences.
If some of those victims of gun violence had their guns with them maybe they wouldn’t be victims?
Is there anything being organized to fight back against this? So far, I haven't seen any movement from anyone and the only real defensive stuff that has made even partly mainstream was the Alex Jones tirade... hardly the example we wish to present. I mean, he has a clear understanding of the second amendment, but he's a conspiracy hound and sounds crazy to most people.
I've been sitting around bitching for years but this is the last straw for me. I'm ready to take some vacation time if I have to... are there ANY organizations coordinating anything that is worthwhile to join in? We need to show our numbers and show it loudly... where is the that voice?
I don't know about you guys, but this is the line in the sand for me. I need to do something besides keep calling my rep and senator, they are nothing more than part of the problem. There HAS to be a way to inject common sense and constitution into this one-sided attack and I have a driving urge to participate and do something. I honestly feel that this could be the last stand for freedom for the individual. If we lose this one, we will become servants to the 51% and I simply can't sit in my chair here and allow it to happen.
The only thing that scares these dumb bastards is the threat of losing their seat in the next election, how can we make a show of numbers so large that they don't dare allow this debauchery to continue? Can someone help direct me to something besides my NRA membership dues and the phone number to my representative?
How about a TEA party march on GOP headquarters AND John Boehner’s office if he does NOT start impeachment proceedings (its the speakers duty to call for them, isn’t it?)
I think Bohner needs a swift kick in the nads to get them started
Hey, Barry...I got yer “executive order” hangin’ right heah.
Perhaps another back room-Boehner deal with Obama where we get to ‘keep’ our guns if Boehner raises the debt ceiling.
I can already see it.
And if government upheld and defended the Constitution -then what?
Is America defined by government? Do Americans get their rights from government?
America is an idea premised upon FAITH and established by individual sacrifice of blood and treasure.
Your America is gone when you surrender -not a second sooner.
how do you get the pattern on the glass, or is that an insert or protective cap under the flip ups.
While true. Who exactly is going to stop him?