Obama Says New Gun Control Executive Orders Are “Well Within My Legal Authority”

obama-bans-ar15-bulletsBy Melissa Dykes

Even as critics in Congress are blasting Obama’s upcoming new gun control executive orders as “dangerous overreach” targeting the 2nd Amendment, Obama has defended them, claiming his plans are “well within my legal authority.”

Obama, via Reuters:

“The good news is .. these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they’re also ones that the overwhelming majority of the American people, including gun owners, support,” Obama said during a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other advisers.


The new gun control measures are likely to be announced sometime this week. Wonder if another perfectly timed mass shooting will accompany them.

Even though the stock market fell today, stocks in gun manufacturers like Smith & Wesson rose against the news. Pro gun control president Obama is perhaps the best gun salesmen in America, it seems.

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement blasting the president:

While we don’t yet know the details of the plan, the president is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will. His proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No president should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally. The American people deserve a president who will respect their constitutional rights – all of them. This is a dangerous level of executive overreach, and the country will not stand for it. (source)

That’s great and all, but Paul Ryan doesn’t even sort of have a backbone, so this statement, while absolutely true, pretty much means zip.

In the meantime, the president will simply continue to chip away at the 2nd Amendment as much as he can before his final year is up, just as he has repeatedly threatened to do.

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Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

  • J Smith

    It’s gods will. And besides you weren’t really using those weapons of individual destruction for any sacred purpose. Merry christmas and a scary new year to all; signed your loving leader, the king of drones the grand serial killer, B. O.

  • James Bennett

    If not for Americans being armed and the internet…
    we would be down a dark road.

    Obama’s handlers are working on both.

  • Zdenek Opolzer

    Mr. Obama is afraid of civil war in US. The civil war willi be only podspined…

  • ThisObamaNation

    Obama also said that he was a “Constitutional Law Professor”, this is a demonstrable lie. Obama was a University Lecturer, a position that is below the status of an ADJUNCT Professor. This was a part-time position, with no benefits, no tenure track, and no expectation that Obama would get any scholarly books or articles published. Obama’s claim that he was a law professor is like a Dental Hygienist claiming they were a dentist, it is laughable, pathetic, and fundamentally dishonest. But so it everything Obama does.

  • Jim McMexico

    Obama is not legally the U.S. President and has no legal authority for any executive orders, legislation, etc. Just ask Hillary, the original birther.

  • Javier Torres

    Well, here it is. The beginning of full-scale CONFISCATION. Someone should have asked if HE is willing to step out the the W.H. without armed protection. But, we all know what the real and true intention of this Communist is. That statement alone is enough for me.

  • Trac Mila

    So if it is well within his legal authority. Why did he have to pull all the HOAX shootings then?

  • WhoBeen

    Just say’n….

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