Appearing on Fox News last night in the aftermath of President Obama’s gun control speech, Senator Rand Paul vowed to introduce legislation next week that would torpedo Obama’s attempt to eviscerate the second amendment via a raft of executive orders.
Promising to follow the example of the founders in blocking the President from having the ability to legislate, the Kentucky Senator said he would introduce a bill next week that would “nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. And there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he’s writing new law. That cannot happen,” added Paul, noting that the courts struck down an attempt by Bill Clinton to do the same thing.
Host Sean Hannity then listed a series of executive actions Obama had taken during his term without congressional approval, notably the authorization of military action against Libya.
Senator Paul agreed that Obama was acting unconstitutionally and with “arrogance” in pursuing his political agenda outside of Congress.
“He couldn’t get cap and trade through Congress and now he’s trying to do it through regulatory fiat, so there’s a lot of precedent for this, said Paul, warning that Obama was “garnering so much power and arrogance that he thinks he can do whatever he wants.”
Turning to the issue of legislation that would ban assault weapons, Paul voiced his view that such a bill would not be successful due to a small number of Democrats in pro-gun states who would be forced to vote against such proposals out of fear of alienating their constituents.
“I think there’s a good chance we can stop his legislative action, I’m concerned that he will try to do through regulatory fiat what he can’t pass through legislation,” remarked the Senator.
Responding to Rep. Hank Johnson’s suggestion that the NRA are only opposing Obama because he is black, Paul pointed to the recent case, McDonald v. Chicago, in which an African-American attempted to assert his second amendment rights in the face of opposition from the city of Chicago, leading the Supreme Court to affirm that the right to “keep and bear arms” did apply to individuals and that cities could not overturn this right. Paul also pointed out that many of the early gun control laws were used to disarm black people.
Paul warned that Obama was behaving like a king in acting through executive fiat with total disregard for Congress.
“I’m afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing, and we’re going to make sure that doesn’t happen,” Paul said, echoing comments he made earlier in the week when he slammed Obama for “usurping the Constitution,” and “running roughshod over Congress.”
As this Infowars analysis of Obama’s executive orders details, the administration plans to mobilize the medical bureaucracy in an attempt to link gun ownership with mental illness, a back door effort to limit Americans’ right to keep and bear arms by creating a ‘no gun buy list’ similar to the notoriously inaccurate and onerous ‘no fly list’.