Skip to comments.Obama to bypass congress on gun control
Posted on 01/02/2016 12:51:40 AM PST by PotatoHeadMick
President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US.
In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take.
He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem.
Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and Republicans.
But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing.
"We know that we can't stop every act of violence," the president said. "But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something - anything - to protect our kids from gun violence?"
He has admitted that his inability to win Congressional backing for what he called "common sense gun laws" was the greatest frustration of his presidency.
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Dictators ALWAYS say that they act outside the law at the demand of the people. It’s the best and surest sign that tyranny is at hand.
Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and
Republicans nit-pickers who insist that the Constitution places the legislative function exclusively with Congress.
Trying to start a civil war?
Should get really interesting.
“But what if we tried to stop even one?”
I wonder how many people have died because of obama’s illegal amnesty?
How many have died because of terrorists he released from Gitmo?
How many because he did not react to terrorist threats or actions (Benghazi)?
How many have committed suicide over increased rates, charges, or lack of coverage from obamacare?
YES Obamayatollah is a FASCIST but a shamefull , hidden , one with a mask of dhimmycrat .
It has to be said and repeated !
That’s why I vote!! So emotional 3rd graders and their silly mothers, prodded by irrational teachers can make law and set policy!!!!!
Yes he is. Then he can suspend the election.
What is non sensible about the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution? He never mentioned his animus toward it when he swore an oath to uphold it?
may more than any of our (Freepers) firearms (at least unjustified. I am sure a freeper has taken a attackers life, there is enough of us here that there is likely one who was damn glad they had their weapon in their time of need)
Why do we even have a Congress? Or a judiciary since they just rubber stamp things anyway.
Barky knows he has no chance for another [indefinite] term unless he can tip the country into a state of perceived insurrection, and this could do it. Personally, I think we’re one little step away from a Reichstag Fire Decree.
Stop and think about the internal FedGov employee reactions AND the reactions of the voter citizenry that feels powerless against the 2 sides of the same coin that is congress to stop Obama TODAY not January 20, 2017. Buy national air time on all networks and set up a (mock) oval office setting. Do the below on a Bible with the proper conviction he is so well noted for.
"Any federal employee that engages in any action to support any executive orders by Obama on gun control, Obamacare delays or modifications, or any other illegal or lawless executive order I will fire every one of them, so help me God. Probably arrest every one of them on top of that."
What a bunch of peckerheads, Guns are the problem like Obies sister in Vegas with the car is the problem
“We know that we can’t stop every act of violence,” the president said. “But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something - anything - to protect our kids from gun violence?”
What if you stopped ****ing with the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens?
“What if we try to stop people from waking up in the morning?”
Jeez i hate this ingenious turd
So instead of the population being 20% criminals and 80% law abiding citizens....we will now have 100% criminals because I’m not giving up my guns. I’m too old to protect myself with my fists and a broom.
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