Skip to comments.White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns
Posted on 06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by mykroar
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is always looking for opportunities to act unilaterally again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress.
The presidents goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer, Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. Were always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for robust legislative action.
Police said the shooter at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, was later found dead.
After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama took 23 executive actions to restrict guns. However, an Obama-backed bill for stronger background checks for gun purchases could not even get enough support to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Theres no doubt there has been an alarming frequency of tragic incidents of gun violence that are concerning to Democrats and Republicans in Washington but more importantly to people all across the country, Earnest said. The question is what can we do to make certain something like this never ever happens again? There are going to be other tragedies. The question I think really facing lawmakers right now is what common sense steps can Democrats and Republicans take to reduce the likelihood of gun violence.
And there are some, and they have unfortunately been bottled up in Congress and that is a disappointment to the president, Earnest continued. But thats not going to stop the president from continuing to push for administrative steps that we can take to help reduce gun violence.
Speak for yourself. You can come out from under the desk when we're done.
In case you hadn't noticed, all the things Diogenesis said have already happened. I must have missed the revolt.
After this Bergdahl distraction it seems to me that even if Dear Leader had the terrorists he released to dinner at the White House and invited the alphabetmedia to film them (I can’t say it) doing something horrible and gruesome in the Lincoln bedroom... even then everyone will still be waiting for someone else to act first. Perhaps you are right even then nothing would happen. I wonder if there is a way we can lock in a stop order before the next affront to our collective sensibilities is blazing across the sky?
You nailed it.
There will be unilateral reaction that might be very troubling to folks unable to safely leave the White House
I have a news flash for you. Thinking about taking everyone’s guns and taking everyone’s guns is a whole different set of variables.
What you have in the White hut is a little muzzie commie thug wannabe from Hawaii. Hawaii not really even being America. He has no clue of the real life red blooded American men and women who he will be trying to take guns from. He is in for the surprise of his miserable life.
Yes. I wonder how many people will be killed in Chicago in just the same 24 hour period as this killing in Oregon?
Bro, there are more guns in private ownership in Pennsylvania than all of the federal government.
If he moves against gun ownership he nullifies his authority of federal diktat.
He is an absolutely meaningless pest upon the republic and the people.
Yeah and he might unilaterally get his ass thrown out of our house......
I don’t figure he will be surprised. My husband works in a business that makes equipment for law enforcement. He has never been this busy. They have been overtime for several years now. Police and the Government are arming up big time. It scares him and the people who work there.
They know this is unlike what they have ever seen in many years.
So far, we have all moved past the threshhold of what we thought we would have ever tolerated.
What is the tipping point? I am no longer sure or could even guess.
I swear, this POS is begging for the impeachment process to begin. What better way to watch America collapse, than with illegals, black gangs, and Muslims rioting and burning American cities to the ground this summer. The MSM would blame it on the Republicans and their racist hatred of him, he would win.
I think he should outlaw all guns. Once that is done there will be no use for armed secret service agents. /s
Who's going to impeach him?
Do you think he'd even bat an eye?
Good luck with that.
If Obama were to try to do something so stupid and unconstitutional as confiscate weapons the cops would refuse to go out on patrol after the first day.
The cops ain’t all they are arming. You already know that. Not to mention many cops out there will do what they are told.
They will do what they are told for about 24 hours til it gets really risky and then they will refuse to go out on the street.
Remember the LAPD hiding out in a parking garage because one guy Dorn was threatening to kill them?
He armed narcoterrorists in Mexico and Islamic terrorists in Syria.
He is NOT against guns in the hands of dangerous militants.
He is against law abiding American citizens owning them legally.
And I will act unilaterally to ignore all Unconstitutional laws.
Good thing the liberals don't have guns.
If he takes the bite off, he better be prepared to chew it.
That question will never be answered to their preference for a gun-free America. The sad fact is that those mentally unstable individuals bent on doing evil will ALWAYS find a way around whatever laws are in force. The best answer is to arm MORE stable and responsible citizens to react to those who are intending to do harm to others, NOT take away the most effective means for them to do so. The gun is one of the best equalizers we have.
He is trying very hard to start something.
“He must want civil war.”
It sure seems to appear that way, doesn’t it?
Obama is such a hypocrite.
Obama is the Gun Nut In Chief.
Buying billions of rounds of dum-dum/hollow point ammo banned by the Geneva Convention for use in wars.
To be used on?
(hint: people Obama does not like perhaps?)
And arming drug gangs, terrorists, and every agency he can think of in the Federal Government with machine guns.
Plus arming your local cops with machine guns, grenade launchers and getting ready to use drones on Americans.
Hey...Mr. Cop...great idea...machine guns and grenade launchers...get a domestic dispute call...no need to leave the car...just spray the house...should get the dog too in the process.
Welcome to the USSA folks.
Other shoe to drop soon enough.
And why shouldn’t he? It’s not like anyone is going to stop him.
I said the same thing on the SPLC Facebook page today regarding the Walmart incident. No responses.
Like all bullies...
He’s NOT going to get a civil war. That’s what he and Holder want. What he’s going to get is decades of his party - the dumb-o-crats out in the wilderness... It’ll be forever before democrats are trusted again. Even the gullible are catching on...
Democrats are going to be the part of violent black people in the future. They;ll be lucky if they can elect a dog catcher.
That's what he and Holder want. What he's going to get is decades of his party - the dumb-o-crats - stuck out in the wilderness...
It'll be fifty years before democrats are trusted again. Even the gullible are catching on...
Democrats are going to be the party of violent angry black people in the future. Democrats will be lucky if they can elect a dog catcher.
LOL, keep up the gun control mantra in an election year, Obama. They will take it out on YOUR party, you Kenyan twit.
That is why Obama/Holder/Dems want many millions of “gimmie” illegals..to make Dem voters out of. To never lose an election again.
At least the Repub leadership strongly opposes Amnesty.
Anyone still wonder what a One Party Dictatorship is like?
And in Calif, the People vote in a law (i.e. no free sh*t for illegals or Marriage is a guy and a gal)...and one “judge” throws out the Peoples’ desires.
Still think the USA is not the USSA?
Compliance with Tyranny is Treason.
Watch and see what happens.
EVERY single simulation of the UNITED STATES ARMY against us civilians, has the Army losing.
Sometimes they last as long as 12 weeks.
I hope you are right Mr Mataz. As Obama’s approval ratings go down, he is stepping on the accelerator. He is going full dicktater. People always like to believe “he wouldn’t go that far”. They would be wrong.
He does everything by creating a cluster_uck and frenzy. So many things happen at once, much behind our backs. Look at this sudden repulsive overflow of these illegal children. That in itself has made immigration almost a moot point.
Watch him because he is back on guns now and threatening rule by executive order. If he does this it will be swift and done on a Friday afternoon. Unless he is reined in, he will finish the US off.
It will take a (Boston) massacre, and/or a battle at (Concord) bridge to ignite. You can bet this particular administration is NOT going to let that happen. Once an event or two like that were go down the same percentage (about 10%) of patriots will roll out. With my foil hat in place I believe that is why the BLM SWAT team backed off.
This might not be true, but it’s the theory I would call a fact...
“...begging for the impeachment process to begin..”
So, I respond to Matt Staver that it is a waste of money and effort to impeach this president only to have the Senate not act on it. They will not convict their peer. As Congress exists now, the House must act to prevent Obama’s every move to have any effect, and we know the leadership there is complicit with the progressives, so the money and effort are needed to install tea party types in Congress and not to be wasted anywhere else.
“Remember the LAPD hiding out in a parking garage because one guy Dorn was threatening to kill them?”
And I remember the LAPD of D. Gates smoking their tires off exiting the flashpoint of the RK riots.
We’re fighting back... we got a political win against amnesty last night. Keep the faith...
Yes and lets not forget the memorable sight of the BLM turning tail and running in the face of a bunch of ex combat vets with the same sophisticated weaponry that they had. I notice for all the bravado they have not come back either.
So for all you freepers who are afraid that the cops are going to jackboot 90 million legal gun owners stop worrying. It ain’t gonna happen.
Yep he wants his war.
You're right. In the real world, the past is prologue. For instance, despite all the British outrages of the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, and so ondating from the 1760s, for goodness' sakemost colonists were still just sitting on their tail coats, eating their turnips, drinking their ale, and paying their higher taxes. In 1775! We don't have to read any further in the book to know why the revolt against the British that the dreamers and braggarts talked about didn't happen.
There are things that will never happen. There are also things that aren't happening on my schedule. Anyone who can't imagine the difference should probably get back under the desk.
You mean like Satan repenting, or something less?