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Friday, January 18, 2013

Patriots Against Obama's Attack on Gun Rights

All is not lost if you have read several accounts from Patriots across the Country responding to President Obama's thinly disguised Anti-Gun executive orders and recommendations. The Democrats are spinning gun control as "gun violence reduction", using children as props to make it seem like failure to follow or accept Obama's dicates somehow places children at risk.

The Tea Party News Network sent out a great article on what actions people are taking to not accept Obama's illegal graps of power not enumerated by the Constitution.

Lawmakers and Law Enforcement Announce Resistance to Executive Orders on Gun Control January 17, 2013, By Greg Campbell, Contributor,TPNN Contributor

As Americans review the astounding 23 executive orders signed on Wednesday to strengthen gun control measures on a federal level, many officials across the country are declaring that they are unwilling to enforce such mandates.

As TPNN reported, Wyoming is considering legislation that would make it illegal to enforce Obama’s executive orders and Texas has joined them. However, many other lawmakers have joined the effort to resist the gun control edicts that have originated from the executive branch.

According to sources on Capitol Hill, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is expected to introduce legislation that will nullify and prohibit Obama’s executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.

Taking the fight one step further, Texas Congressman Steve Stockman has threatened to begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama if he violates the Constitution via executive orders. He stated:

“The White House has indicated they are willing to use Executive Orders to infringe upon the God-given right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment from government intrusion. President Obama announced the specifics of his anti-gun sneak attack today, though he refuses to answer questions regarding his own illegal transfer of weapons to Mexican drug lords. Among the Executive Orders issued are tracking of your firearms, which creates a de facto national gun registry, and a White House demand for laws regulating the private transfer of firearms…

Impeachment is not something to be taken lightly. It is a grave and serious undertaking that should only be initiated in a sober and serious manner. It should be reserved only for most egregious of trespasses by the President. I would consider using Executive Orders to engage in attacks on a constitutionally-protected right and violating his sworn oath of office to be such a trespass.”

In a letter to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant asked state lawmakers to resist President Obama’s executive orders, writing,...

“I am asking that you immediately pass legislation that would make any unconstitutional order by the president illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state or local law enforcement.”

The list goes on…

But beyond the steps of state capitols, local law enforcement officials across the country have made clear their intention of upholding their oaths to uphold the laws of their state and have declared their unwillingness to abide what many see to be unlawful edicts.

In my home state of Oregon, a state that consistently votes Democratic, sheriffs from numerous counties have written letters declaring that they will refuse to enforce any law they consider to be unconstitutional. In such a letter, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller (picture of Sheriff Muellar at top) wrote:

“We are Americans. We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.”

Mueller later stated, “We’re restricted and prohibited from enforcing all types of federal laws, including immigration laws. It would be unreasonable for anyone to think that I would enforce a federal firearms law.”

As America waits to see how Obama’s executive actions will take effect, lawmakers and law enforcers across the country have signaled that this fight is far from over.

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