Congress be damned! President Obama has had enough of this country’s wave of mass shootings and the legislative branch’s refusal to take action on gun control, so he’s going to do it himself in a new executive order! Read on for the details.
President Barack Obama made it very clear during 2015 that he was sickened by so many national tragedies involving mass shootings that he’s fought for and received the go-ahead to take action himself on stricter gun control issues. After the Oregon college shooting in Oct. that left nine innocent people dead, he angrily noted such incidents “have become routine” and was fed up with congressional refusal to back any sort of gun control legislation. As a result, he sought authority via the U.S. Attorney General’s office to take executive action on the issue, and on Jan. 4 he revealed he’s got it! He’s set to announce his mandates in a speech on Jan. 5, but already Republicans are hopping made about any of his upcoming decisions.
“The good news is that these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they’re also ones that the overwhelming majority of the American people, including gun owners, support and believe in,” the president said following an Oval Office meeting. He’s made it clear in the past that finding ways to curb gun violence is a high priority during the final year of his presidency, and since there’s zero chance he’s going to get any help from congress on the issue, he’s going to do it himself!
It’s believed the president will take on stricter background checks on those purchasing large quantities of weapons at gun shows, as well as online. Repiblicans are already flipping out over the news with House Speaker Paul Ryan accusing the president of “subverting he legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will.”
Even after the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, CA that left 14 people dead, congress not only refused to take any action on gun control, they actually kept the freedom to bear arms available to people on this country’s “no fly list” that were deemed unfit for air travel because they were national security risks! Unbelievable.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s a good thing that the President will be taking gun control issues into his own hands.