Sen. Rand Paul is pushing for a vote to restrict President Obama’s ability to enact new gun control regulations.
The Kentucky Republican, who is running for president, has introduced legislation that would decree any executive action on gun control that either infringes upon congressional authority or potentially violates the Second Amendment as “advisory only” until legislation that supported the action is passed by Congress.
“In the United States, we do not have a king, but we do have a Constitution. We also have the Second Amendment, and I will fight tooth and nail to protect it,” Paul said in a statement on Monday.
The legislation is currently being fast-tracked through the Senate. It’s expected to be placed on the Senate calendar next month once lawmakers return to Washington from their recess. No vote has currently been scheduled.
The legislation would also allow for any state official, member of Congress or person affected by an executive action on gun control to launch a civil lawsuit.
President Obama is reportedly considering action on guns, potentially to expand background check requirements.
The legislation to stop him faces an uphill battle in Congress, where Democrats are likely to block it.
4 thoughts on “Paul pushes new bill to thwart Obama action on gun control”
More drama. Congress can overturn executive orders if they want to, and there’s plenty of grounds for impeachment.
This is just a ploy to make Rand Paul seem like he give’s a rat’s rectum about your second article rights, but it’s not the case.
There’s no need for such a law. It’s already the case that neither Obama nor Congress has any legitimate authority to infringe upon the Second Amendment.
The Bill of Rights is fine as it is. What’s needed is ENFORCEMENT of the Bill of Rights.
He talks the talk…but does he walk the walk?
Animal Mutha….Full metal jacket…
“… decree any executive action on gun control that either infringes upon congressional authority or potentially violates the Second Amendment…”
Let me check something real quick here… be right back.
YUP! Just as I suspected…
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
That PERIOD is STILL THERE!!!