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The President’s Gun Plan Puts Radical Ideology Over National Security

The administration of President Barack Obama may well go down in history as one of the greatest failures of anyone who ever occupied the oval office; however, history will not claim him as a political novice.

In a statement on the official White House website, the president acknowledged that he will do whatever it takes to advance his anti-Second Amendment agenda, and he is playing on the fears of the American people to promote that radical anti-gun agenda.

The statement says:

“Some gaps in our country’s gun laws can only be fixed through legislation…while Congress has repeatedly refused to take action…today, the Administration is announcing a series…of executive actions to keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks, make our communities safer from gun violence, increase mental health treatment and reporting to the background check system, and shape the future of gun safety technology.”

A Dangerous Trend

While the president claims to be using ‘all the tools at his disposal’ to make America safer, clearly he is admitting that he is raiding the congressional toolbox, and taking on the role of executive and legislator. This is a very dangerous situation for the rights of Americans. Charles Montesquieu, an eighteenth century judge and political philosopher, who had great influence on our founders, warned, ‘When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty…’

Whether you are on the side of more gun control or, like myself, you believe we need less government regulation in our lives, this action of the president is a major overstepping of Constitutional authority.

The president has clearly stated that what he is accomplishing through executive fiat is what should be done by the legislative branch; but, since they ‘have not responded,’ he is going to act. The truth is, the legislative branch has responded, but not in the way the president wanted; so, instead of honoring the balance of powers, he has decided to act on his own.

This should concern everyone; whether you lean to the left, the right, or somewhere in the middle.

This should concern everyone; whether you lean to the left, the right, or somewhere in the middle.

Even if you are comfortable handing over all the control of government to the White House; even if you feel what he is doing will make you safer, you need to fully consider what the outcome will be.

His proposals could have an impact on curbing violent crime, if guns were to arbitrarily jump up and started shooting people. However, guns don’t shoot people; people shoot people, and going after guns will not stop violence. There are several issues the president could address that would make Americans less vulnerable to violence, but he has, time after time, chosen to ignore them.

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