“Obama to Mayors: ‘I’ll Use Executive Action To Push Gun Control’”
Rogue, imperial President. And yet, suddenly the left seems less concerned about overstepping executive authority, which is what they accused Bush of doing — Bush having increased spending, bailed out banks, and secured a joint resolution for the use of military force, addressing the American people each time he determined that force was necessary.
Obama? Thinks the Constitutional checks on his power are impotent, because there’s no one available to check him (John Boehner and the GOP House has the power technically, but they’re too timid to do anything, so Boehner has decided he’ll just ride all this out with a few single malts and some combo fundraising / tanning vacations). So he’ll issue executive orders — that is, use the Executive branch to write laws that he has no authority to write — and then he’ll decide to go to war without consulting Congress, this for the second time, and with erstwhile US allies all bailing on his bizarre, schizophrenic, nearly incomprehensible foreign policy.
On Tuesday, in a closed-door meeting with 16 big city mayors, President Obama affirmed that he has not abandoned his gun control agenda, telling those in attendance that he would continue the fight to reform the nation’s gun laws.According to a statement released by the White House, the president “vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking.”
In April, the Senate failed to pass several different gun control bills, including a ban on so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and a universal background check bill that would have expanded criminal background checks to firearm purchases and transfers made over the Internet and at gun shows.
Evidently, the most transparent administration ever is continuing its use of private closed door meetings to orchestrate policy that will circumvent Congressional checks on Obama’s executive authority — all in an ever increasing effort to take away Constitutional protections and increase the dependency of individuals on government and its appendages, be it law enforcement or one or more of the bureaucracies that continue to churn out more “law” by the score than Congress passes yearly.