Biden: ‘Executive order’ will be used if necessary for gun control

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Biden: “The President is going to act, there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken.”

Last week, Vice president Joe Biden “guaranteed” Boston Mayor Tom Menino, co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, that there would be massive gun control by the end of January. This statement resulted in a lot of head-scratching.

Given the fact that Congress hasn’t passed a budget since 2009, how could the vice president have made such a promise to Menino and keep a straight face? Maybe he knew something the rest of us didn’t.

On Wednesday, before a gathering of gun advocacy groups, Biden hinted that President Obama may fall back on the vehicle he’s resorted to all too often when he wants something that Congress won’t give him — the executive order.

“The President is going to act, there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken”, Biden said. “We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required.”

Among those attending the meeting were representative from Arizona for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

According to a Fox News report, “The vice president will hear from the other side of the gun-control debate Thursday, when the nation’s leading gun lobby meets face to face with his task force in what could be a testy session. The National Rifle Association confirmed to Fox News that the group accepted an invitation to meet with the task force, which is running up against an end-of-the-month deadline to produce a set of proposals.”

On a personal note, the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land,m and as such, is superior to any act of Congress. The same applies to executive orders.

Read more at Fox News.

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  • Nanny

    I will NEVER follow any executive order that man signs, EVER. In fact I will NEVER follow this man. He's not even an American but the biggest trader that was ever born. He is a big NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!! Go to hell you bastard.

  • Nanny

    Put a red nose on biden so he at least looks like the clown he is as well as a dirty old man.

  • torepedo

    Come and get em, and very good luck to you

  • lenaloo

    Finally something getting done about our backward gun control system. Freedom is being able to go out of your house without needing a gun, not hiding behind your guns. And for nanny you meant to spell traitor* not trader unless he is trading goods or something. Just shows the education level of republicans…

  • (>'')&g

    You know full well what they are saying (obviously) and you still decide to be a complete asshat and correct their spelling ON THE INTERNET. Typical scumbag Democrat being a scumbag Democrat. You really have nothing better to do than go read conservative news if you are so liberal?

    The Founding Fathers were fighting a revolution. The reason they put the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution was so that the people could rise up and change the government if the government started to trample on peoples' rights. Which (what do you know) is exactly what is happening.

  • lenaloo

    Someone shared this on facebook, I haven't ever even heard of this website, probably due to it being inaccurate and biased.

    If you really believe that you can stand up to the government with your little guns then please go to the white house and start shooting. You really think the american people can stop a government army? That seems pretty naive. They have drones and laser guided missiles. But please stand outside with all your guns and pretend your all tough, yes its your right to act like a jack ass all you want. But if you really think you could actually revolt and get something accomplished other than dying you have a very small intellect.

  • Rich

    Anyone interested in coming on a show taking the side of supporting the 2nd amendment? I am looking for someone well versed who has good arguments.

  • Roger

    Lealoon; The British made the same mistake. They thought a bunch of backwards colonials could never stand up to the mightly British army. They were wrong, very wrong.

  • Tom

    We seem to have lost sight of what it means to be an American citizen. First and foremost in the life of every American citizen, bequeathed to us by our founding fathers, is the responsibility we owe our country. It’s neither a right nor a privilege, but an obligation we must afford every day of our life and not just when we feel like doing so. When our country was in need our forefathers left their families, their lively hoods, and for many, their lives, all for the need of their country. This same expectation has been bequeathed to you whether you like it or not…it’s your responsibility to your country.

    Our forefathers created and bequeathed to us the supreme laws of our country to ensure our government stays in check and to ensure the safety, freedom and independence of America for all generations to come. Those laws are contained in the constitution of the United States of America and it’s our responsibility to ensure every politician and every American citizen abides by those laws. It instills rage in me that several past, and the current, presidents have signed or will sign executive orders that are contrary to the constitution of the United States of America. It infuriates me to know that several people, in Washington DC, have come forth to say George W. Bush stated, regarding the constitution, “It’s just a god damned piece of paper”. As the leader of our country, this man who took an oath to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States of America should be charged with treason for uttering such words.

    The constitution guarantees: we the people have the right to create a new government should the current one cease to function for the people. It does NOT give the government the right to create a new government if they so choose.

    The constitution guarantees: a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Neither new law nor executive order can intrude upon on this constitutional right!

    And for “lenaloo”; the constitution guarantees people that the government shall not use military force against the American people. If you do not understand this rationale then reread the above right of the people to form a new government. I am probably one of the few Americans that noticed the military presences at Waco Texas. Thus precedence has now been set!

    There are currently 1000’s of gun controls laws on the books yet law enforcement can’t, or won’t, enforce those laws to protect innocent Americans. This in itself is just cause for Americans to bear arms to protect themselves, their families and their personal belongings. If you think disarming the American people will reduce crimes and murder you may want to use your computer to seek information of countries where law forbids ownership of firearms. Those countries are NOT without crime and murder! And if you feel a call to 911 will save your life if an intruder breaks into your home, holds a gun to your head, then good luck to you.

    In writing the constitution our forefathers were very adamant to include amendments to ensure future generations would not experience the horrific conditions the British imposed upon their lives. Take away any one of the amendments to the constitution and we leave an opening our current government can and will exploit to impose the same atrocities our forefathers faced.

    Any American not willing to carry out his or her responsibilities as a citizen should pack up and find themselves another place to live…your just not suitable material to be an American Citizen!

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