Vice President Joe Biden has a habit of opening his mouth and saying things that the White House would rather he didn’t say. Earlier this week, he told a meeting of House Democrats that President Obama is considering at least 19 different executive orders to advance his gun control agenda. Naturally, what Biden said was heard by more than just that group of Democrats.
Last week, President Obama unveiled part of his proposed agenda on gun control that includes universal background checks, a renewed ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity magazine clips.
Both Obama and Biden are aware that it will be difficult to get some or all of his gun control measures passed through the Republican controlled House. One report says that the executive orders may include allowing the CDC to conduct research on guns, be more aggressive on existing gun laws, and the sharing of gun databases across state and federal agencies.
A number of legal analysts are saying that it would be unconstitutional for Obama to use executive orders to bypass Congress and violate the Second Amendment. One of those is Jay Seckulow from the American Center for Law and Justice, who appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly:
A number of Congressmen are also looking at the legalities of what Obama may be planning on doing and what Biden has been saying. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) commented on Biden’s statements saying:
“Vice President Biden would do well to read the 2nd Amendment and revisit the meaning of the phrase ‘shall not be infringed.’ Bypassing Congress to implement radical policies is never acceptable.”
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) went further than Rep. Scalise and said that the use of any executive orders that will institute gun control measures would be unconstitutional and infringe on the constitutional rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. He also referred to the use of executive orders in the matter as ‘an existential threat to this nation.’ In a statement released today, Stockman said:
“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”
“Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible. Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person — much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court.”
“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist.”
Stockman also said that the executive orders would be ‘not just an attack on the Constitution,’ but also an ‘attack on Americans.’
Finally some Republicans appear to be standing up to the illegal actions of President Obama. Just before Christmas, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) said that if Obama sent troops into Syria without Congressional approval that he would launch impeachment proceedings against the President.
I just wish the Republicans would have started filing impeachment charges against Obama for his other illegal actions and executive orders such as the Dream Act that allowed nearly 1 million illegal aliens to remain in the country and get work permits and benefits. His directive to the Justice Department to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act was also illegal and subject to impeachment. These are only a few of the many illegal actions that Obama has committed in his first four years.
We need to get rid of Obama as soon as possible, but the scary part of that is it would make the Washington village idiot Joe Biden the President.