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.
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.
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