Skip to comments.White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns
Posted on 06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by mykroar
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is always looking for opportunities to act unilaterally again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress.
The presidents goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer, Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. Were always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for robust legislative action.
Police said the shooter at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, was later found dead.
After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama took 23 executive actions to restrict guns. However, an Obama-backed bill for stronger background checks for gun purchases could not even get enough support to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Theres no doubt there has been an alarming frequency of tragic incidents of gun violence that are concerning to Democrats and Republicans in Washington but more importantly to people all across the country, Earnest said. The question is what can we do to make certain something like this never ever happens again? There are going to be other tragedies. The question I think really facing lawmakers right now is what common sense steps can Democrats and Republicans take to reduce the likelihood of gun violence.
And there are some, and they have unfortunately been bottled up in Congress and that is a disappointment to the president, Earnest continued. But thats not going to stop the president from continuing to push for administrative steps that we can take to help reduce gun violence.
He keeps pushing doesn’t he?
Yes he does, with a purpose.
Is anybody surprised?
He must want civil war. If so, he will get it in spades.
He no longer has to worry about that old Constitution. The Congress and SCOTUS has let it rot away the past 5 1/2 years.
Those worked about as well as the "gun free" zones, huh?
My ancestors tarred and feathered people for fun.
I’m sure politicians would love to help bring this time honored traditional pastime back.
The Tyrant could arm narcoterrorists,
use the IRS and NSA to attack law-abiding Americans,
free 35,000 felons, arm al Qaeda with sarin,
MANPADs and SAMS, ignore warnings from other countries
about ACTUAL TERRORISTS, have an Ambassador raped
and murdered, free the highest ranking Generals of the
Enemy in wartime illegally, AND all the while
LEAVE THE BORDER OPEN while INVITING terrorists in,
and — even then —nothing would happen.
“My ancestors tarred and feathered people for fun.
Im sure politicians would love to help bring this time honored traditional pastime back.”
You should start with the SCOTUS!
Oh, I am sure Republicans will push back. LOL.
Hardworking, humble Josh Earnest, impecunious President Macawber’s new Urian Heep:
“’When I was quite a young boy,’ said Uriah, ‘I got to know what umbleness did, and I took to it. I ate umble pie with an appetite. I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, “Hard hard!” When you offered to teach me Latin, I knew better. “People like to be above you,” says father, “keep yourself down.” I am very umble to the present moment, Master Copperfield, but I’ve got a little power!’”
Obama & Co. are telling him exactly what to say, like Carney. Another amoral mouthpiece—trot him out, pull his string: Jarrett speaks.
bump dat !
He will bring a mob of unhappy people to the white house. He does not stop and he doesn’t listen to tax payers either. This President seems to be acting as a lo IQ king that needs to prove himself.
I'm pretty sure that my Right to self-defense is one of those "unalienable Rights"
I'm pretty sure that the lying, petty tyrant in the White House is NOT my Creator, so he can't revoke my unalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I'm not even sure why he's opening his lying fecal-stained mouth about my unalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms, unless he's planning on some tyrannical new "laws" to strong-arm them out of me with his gunthugs.
Spice it up, give prizes for fastest tarring and feathering.
Yeh Bam come for the guns. That’s the ticket. :-)
If you like your 2nd amendment rights, your time is about out. He will get rid of your rights because he can and nobody will stop him.
I know it and so do you. Tough talk is just tough talk.
I just acted unilaterally myself and ordered five more standard capacity magazines for my new rifle. Because (sniffle!) I support my President! (Sobbing)
since mass shootings seem to take place in areas where there are NO GUN signs..
how bout an EO outlawing “no guns” signs???
it’d be a step in the right direction....
Perhaps it’ time for a group of governors to get together and act “administratively”. If it is okay for Obama to overstep his delegated authority, then it’s okay for other elected officials to do the same thing.
Are BO’s enemas picking the names for his ‘mouthpiece’?
CARNEY?......illicits nothing but underhanded actions with a reputation (true or false) of ‘screwing’ someone or something.
The ‘would rather climb that telephone poll with one hand tied behind back to tell a LIE, rather than stand down here and tell the TRUTH’ mindset.
EARNEST? nothing but lies come out of the mismaladministration and the pResident choses someone with the name EARNEST?
Does he think this will change the peoples (well MINE) way of thinking?
THE CARNEY IS EARNEST.
Talk about an oxymoron.
“He must want civil war. If so, he will get it in spades.”
Charlie Manson’s prophecy is coming to bear.
Are you talking “tough” or do you plan to submit?
Sorry, no more eloquent a response comes to mind. This man is a criminal and needs to be frog-marched to prison.
I was just watching the evening news and 0bama came on complaining about “stockpiles of ammo. He won’t come for the guns, just the ammo. Just when it was finally starting to show back up in the store. I’m sure his idea of a stockpile is 20 rounds, and JHP will be outlawed as well. For the children.
Luckily we dodged having Romney as POTUS.
Mr. President, why don’t you do something about black gun crime instead of continuing to infringe the rights of the law abiding citizens in America.
So far, it looks like everyone is going to submit. Obama always wins because he can.
So, how bout you? What will you do, huh?
As a Nation have to be getting close to that last straw.
Then again I’ve been saying that for near six years now.
As is the case with Muslim terrorism, a certain profile exists to these shootings. But just as liberals are aghast at the thought of using profiling to stop Muslim terrorism, so they blanch at recognizing the common denominators in almost all of these recent shootings: young white males who have mental health issues and are exposed to SSRIs or other "anti-depressant" drugs. And of course, the liberal solution to this problem is to try to take guns out of the hands of all law-abiding citizens, rather than address the problem at its source. Like all liberal causes, regulating guns combines a failure to address realities head on, with hidden agendas. And you wonder why their policies always end in failure.
Speak for yourself. You can come out from under the desk when we're done.
Stop your whining. You have seen nothing yet. In a country with a hundred million gun owners, the daily death toll could be too high to even count. Be thankful 99.999999 % of us have kept our powder dry.
they have an army. railguns, tanks, tear gas, water cannons, airplanes, drones, lasers, and a bureaucracy of a 1000 paper cuts.
I know people around here will flame you for that post. However, they are in denial. You are not.
Not buying it.
He doesn’t have the guts for it
On the off chance that he does something, my bet it will be symbolic rather than anything with teeth in it
already conducting a war on ammo
Here’s a fact: He’s going to get away with this, just like he’s gotten away with everything else. Don’t doubt it for a minute!
He seems determined to keep undercutting his party for 2014.
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