“Well, my understanding is, the vice president’s going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence. Some of them will require legislation; some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I’ll be reviewing those today, and as I said, I’ll speak in more detail to what we’re going to go ahead and propose later in the week.
But I’m confident that there are some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president. And where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then I want to go ahead and take it…
I think that we’ve seen for some time now that those who oppose any common-sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government’s about to take all your guns away. And you know, that — there’s probably an economic element to that. It obviously is good for business.
But I think that, you know, those of us who look at this problem have repeatedly said that responsible gun owners, people who have a gun for protection, for hunting, for sportsmanship — they don’t have anything to worry about. The issue here is not whether or not we believe in the Second Amendment.”
Are we in the movies?!? Is this Minority Report?!?
Are Americans being judged guilty of breaking the law before the law has been broken?!?
There is nothing in the Constitution which grants the President the authority to amend or change the Constitution! Nothing!!!
He's a Constitutional lawyer?!?
Anything that Obama states is "within" his "right" has been a dictate by executive order prepared by his people and signed by his hand. This is not the intent of executive order and is unconstitutional.
How can a President give himself the authority to be a dictator?!?
How can a President give himself the right to overrule the Constitution?!?
How can a President continually bypass the people's duly elected representatives in Congress?!?
I believe that if Obama violates the Constitution by executive order, he is guilty of treason.
Webster's definition: the betrayal of a trust; the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance. Therefore, Obama should be impeached for abdicating his oath of office: to uphold and defend the Constitution!