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Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control

Ann272 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 2:30 PM
Unfortunately, the great hole in our Constitutional process lies in the "executive orders." Beginning with one or two by our first presidents, which merely ordered the lowering of the flag or the firing of gun salutes on the death of a president, executive orders were used by Lincoln for his war orders, as well as debasing the currency by issuing "greenbacks' instead of legal tender (coins). FDR issued more than 3,500 while taking the country off the gold standard and creating his New Deal. An executive order has to be challenged, go up through appeals courts to the Supreme Court, and be ruled upon for its constitutionality. I believe Obama has already issued over 900, none of which have been challenged.

Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with victims of gun violence today. Speaking with reporters beforehand, Biden said President Obama may use an executive order to push through more gun control and Second Amendment restrictions. More from the Weekly Standard.

"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of...