Monday, January 14, 2013

Texas Congressman Threatens Impeachment If Obama Uses Executive Order On Guns

It's about time someone in Congress had Ball Number One, and it's a Texan! (Chron - Texas on the Potomac).

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, said in a statement today that he would “thwart” any executive action by Obama “by any means necessary including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House and even filing articles of impeachment.”

Stockman has a history of fighting gun control. He ran for Congress in 1994 and defeated veteran Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Beaumont, who had sponsored legislation to ban the sale of automatic assault weapons.

...“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic,” Stockman said.

“The President’s actions are an existential threat to this nation. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is what has kept this nation free and secure for over 200 years.”

The Constitution’s Second Amendment permitting citizens to keep and bear arms provides the citizenry the “means to defend themselves against tyranny,” Stockman said. “Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible.”

Obama used a nationally televised news conference from the White House today to signal that he expects to take executive action to implement unspecified gun control measures in addition to submitting legislation to Congress to change some laws affecting guns.
If Boehner had an ounce of courage, he'd tell Obama that Articles of Impeachment have been drafted if Dictator Obama tries to usurp Congress in raising the debt ceiling or thwarting the Second Amendment by executive fiat.

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