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Obama Is ‘Eying’ 19 Executive Orders On Guns

From a joyous Politico:

Biden: W.H. eying 19 executive actions on guns

By REID J. EPSTEIN | January 14, 2013

The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group of sympathetic House Democrats on the road ahead in the latest White House outreach to invested groups.

They are so good at reaching out… to their allies.

The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation, a topic Biden did not address in Monday’s meeting.

Darn that pesky Constitution. Darn the fact that people can vote for their representatives in Congress.

The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said.

“It was all focusing on enforcing existing law, administering things like improving the background database, things like that that do not involve a change in the law but enforcing and making sure that the present law is administered as well as possible,” said Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.).

And we believe them. After all, what laws would ever be enforced with an executive order.

The White House declined to comment on the details of what Obama will propose.

But Biden did indicate that the remains of the Obama campaign apparatus may be activated in the effort

Has the Obama campaign apparatus ever stopped?

Biden’s personal gun violence outreach now includes the families of the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Biden told the Monday meeting that he’s been reaching out to the families. A White House official confirmed the vice president has been in touch directly with some of the families.

“The vice president mentioned that he has called every one of the families that has lost children in Connecticut, and that the conversations have lasted no less than 45 minutes,” Speier said.


This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Is ‘Eying’ 19 Executive Orders On Guns”

  1. Petronius says:

    Maybe Nerobama should just replace the Constitution with an executive order.

    After all, Chief Justice Roberts has opted out from making any tough calls, or even soft calls, because apparently if a majority elects a president the Court’s hands are tied.

    So why don’t we all just mosey down to the next fundraiser at George Clooney’s house, hold hands, and sing kumbaya?

  2. USSFreedom says:

    The orders were printed up sometime ago and stored in the historic desk in the Oval office awaiting the implementation of a perfect crisis plan for each, in order to pull’em out. The magician in chief using misdirection and props, as well as his lackey media to keep all eyes focused on the right hand as the left electronically signs these abominations, in spite of the greatest document recorded in the history of governments being chrystal clear as to it’s intention of only Congress having the power to make laws.
    Bread and circuses and these dog and pony shows, brain washing chumps to give up the God given right to defend themselves as payment. “It’s for the children” mantra on the table AGAIN. Which children? The spawn of those that will rule with guns?

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