Barack Obama is preparing 19 executive orders to enact sweeping gun control, according to a Politico story. Buh-bye, Second Amendment.
The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips.
The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation.
He’s not my president.
As Sebastian explains, this is not an end-run around Congress. It does, however, set a disturbing precedent. While gun-control advocates and liberals – but I repeat myself – will cheer Obama’s actions, one wonders if they will cheer executive orders from a future GOP president? My guess is no.