Rand Paul pushes legislation purporting to stop Obama's gun control

The HillSen. Rand Paul is pushing for a vote to restrict President Obama's ability to enact new gun control regulations.
The Kentucky Republican, who is running for president, has introduced legislation that would decree any executive action on gun control that either infringes upon congressional authority or potentially violates the Second Amendment as "advisory only" until legislation that supported the action is passed by Congress... The legislation would also allow for any state official, member of Congress or person affected by an executive action on gun control to launch a civil lawsuit.

Anything Obama tries to do is already advisory only, particularly since even under this legislation it would need to infringe upon Congressional authority or the 2nd Amendment before being declared advisory (and who makes that determination exactly?), but the bit about providing a private cause of action for a lawsuit to challenge any such actions by the Obama Administration might come in very handy.

Of course, even if it gets through the Senate, Obama will veto it unless attached to something else he desperately wants.

This entry was published Wed Dec 30 14:50:53 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-12-30 14:50:53.0. [Tweet]

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