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Obama to Use Executive Order on Gun Control

Kuwull Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:24 PM
Executive Orders are not law.
gliderdriver Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 2:39 PM
Niethyer are violent revolutions. But violent revolutions do sometimes work well. Go ask Washington.
gliderdriver Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 2:39 PM
Niethyer are violent revolutions. But violent revolutions do sometimes work well. Go ask Washington.
Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:52 PM
Actually, they are. The problem is not whether or not they carry the force of law, but whether or not they can be applied to the general public. A President may issue an EO to effect policy change in an executive branch department, or to guide an executive branch department in how he would like it to fulfill its duties as spelled out in the law, but the President may not issue edicts to the general public. If he could, he would be nothing more than a dictator.

Not that Barack Obama has ANY megalomaniacal delusions of being an absolute monarch over the United States. Oh, no, that would NEVER happen. (end sarcasm)

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...