Obama Promises To Enact Gun Control Laws “With Or Without Congress”
Critics Respond: “He doesn’t have the constitutional authority to act unilaterally”
January 29, 2014
Among a myriad of promises to create and sign laws using his magic executive order pen, the president vowed during last night’s State of The Union Address to pass more strict gun control laws, even if it means bypassing the Congressional process.
“I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.” Obama said.
“Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day,” he continued. “I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say ‘we are not afraid.’”
Obama’s pledge received an instant response with pro-second amendment groups and Republicans firing back.
”He doesn’t have the constitutional authority to act unilaterally and pass legislation on gun control,” Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told The Daily Caller. “He just doesn’t.”