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Lawmakers and gun advocates are sounding off on President Obama’s 23 executive actions involving gun violence, as well as the dozen or so actions that he has called on Congress to approve.

Obama is taking 23 separate actions on his own, using his presidential powers, but says it is up to Congress to “make a real and lasting difference” by imposing new gun restrictions. His proposals, introduced Wednesday in the nation’s capital, include universal background checks and bans on military-style assault rifles. But he acknowledged he faces a tough fight to get those measures approved on Capitol Hill.

Indeed he might. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) appeared Wednesday afternoon on Tony Perkins’ Washington Watch on American Family Radio. The senator has issues with the approach being taken by the president.

rand_paul_mug“My concern still is whether or not he is going to usurp this authority and do it on his own,” said Paul. “We set up a country with checks and balances [because] we didn’t like the king to have all the balance of power — so we separated the power. In fact, one of the people we based this on was the writings of Montesquieu. He said it was very important to do this, or else you will have tyranny.”

Obama, said the Kentucky Republican, “has shown a tendency to go around Congress when he can’t get his way — and that worries me.”

And that is why Senator Paul plans to take some legislative action. “We’ll be introducing some legislation to try to rein in his authority to do things by executive order. That’ll be coming by the next week or so,” he stated. “We’ll also be looking very carefully at these executive orders to see if any of them go afoul of the Second Amendment.”

marcorubio_mugAppearing on the Fox News Channel this morning, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) called the president’s actions “misguided.”

“Here’s my point: the impetus for all of this is the shooting in Connecticut, right? That’s what led to this — and yet nothing he’s proposing would have prevented Connecticut,” said Rubio.

“… It appears to me[that] this is stuff they’ve always wanted to do, and now this [tragedy] has created the political climate to pursue it — and it’s not going to solve the problem,” . Washington, DC, had some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and when they passed them violence skyrocketed.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) agrees with Rubio, saying “very few of his recommendations have anything to do with happened” in Connecticut.
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“Guns require a finger to pull the trigger,” Perry says in a press release. “The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.”

He adds: “… The piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The Second Amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.”

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» 12 Comments

  1. Assault-laws must be banned

    January 17th, 2013

    Takes a gun to stop a gun.

    If there were no violent Hollywood movies things might be very different. Liberal education laced with socialism and anti-god doctrine has a lot to do with it. The kids are not taught that the body is the temple of God; they are taught that unborn bodies are a disposable burden.

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  2. persecutor

    January 17th, 2013

    This administration’s concern is not for the children but about expanding the collective–the deaths of the children in Sandy Hook were nothing more than tools to an end.

    But then again, we already knew that.

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  3. norman einstein

    January 17th, 2013

    @persecutor, right on.

    As Rush just said, if they were so all-fired concerned about kids’ deaths, why the hell aren’t they camped out in Chitcago???

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  4. Jeff

    January 17th, 2013

    The statist liberals for decades have used every high profile shooting as a justification for disarming the public. Not willing to let a good crisis go to waste, the Sandy Hook incident example of using the inital emotional outrage to pass another law to futher their goal. The only “good” thing is that they now openly admitting what the real objective was along; they want a totally disarmed public. And if you disagree with them or resist them, they want you dead.

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  5. Diann

    January 17th, 2013

    At the risk of sounding DUH, that isn’t the freaking objective, now is it?!

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  6. AvgDude

    January 17th, 2013

    OMG!!!! THEY HATE CHILDREN!!!!… REPUBLICANS ARE SO EEEEEVVVVVIIIILLLL!!!! (sob!)

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  7. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 17th, 2013

    Chitcago claims that guns come from outside their ‘secure’ gun free city limits. Obviously, they can’t even get the state of Illinois to along with their goofy laws, but if they did they would then complain about the other 49 states.

    And if they got the other 49 states to go along with their goofy laws then they’d complain about Mexico

    and we know how liberals are on border security.

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  8. Carlos The Jackal

    January 17th, 2013

    So,the left conjures up feel-good legislation in response to a horrifying incident that no one in their right mind feels good about.
    Figures.

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    January 17th, 2013

    That traitor is going to do whatever it takes to go around our laws and advance his agenda. Now would be a very good time to impeach the son of a bitch and try him for treason along with Holder and the rest of the tyrants. Do it before he burns the constitution.

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  10. ? everything

    January 17th, 2013

    have I ever told y’all how I feel about the state of the state of Texas & its’ ass kicking gov? but of course Perry was not experienced enough for Washington, my aching azz……

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  11. Death_By_Farts!

    January 17th, 2013

    Obama needs to be impeached…NOW.
    Biden too, or he’ll become president.

    That leaves Boehner president, and I’ll take him over the other two any day.

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  12. MsMossberg

    January 17th, 2013

    Molon Labe.

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