Obama threatened with impeachment if executive action used for gun control

Barack Obama signing orderRep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) is threatening to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures via executive order.

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement Monday, according to the Daily Caller.

The Weekly Standard reported that Obama used the final press conference of his first term in office Monday to offer some details on Vice President Joe Biden’s expected gun control recommendations: “My understanding is the vice president’s going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence, Obama said. “Some of them will require legislation; some of them I can accomplish through executive action.”

It’s unlikely that Obama can reinstate a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons, stop the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips, or require background checks without new legislation, which has little chance of passing in the GOP-controlled House.

A wide range of options remain available through executive order and would not be without precedent.

As reported by the Huffington Post, after a 1989 mass school shooting in Stockton, Calif., President George H.W. Bush issued an executive order, pursuant to the 1968 Gun Control Act, that banned imports of certain assault weapons unless used for sporting purposes. Years later, President Bill Clinton used an executive order to ban imports of almost five dozen different assault weapons that had been modified to meet that “sporting” exemption.

Stockman said an executive order would be “not just an attack on the Constitution,” but also an “attack on Americans.”

“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist,” he said in his statement.

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  • J Roland

    It is about time the word impeach is used in the reference to Obama.

  • Kathleen Taylor Adam

    I totally agree with Steve Stockman from Texas. To sum it up…Obama gave amnisty to terrorists who came here illegally and who fit the description of the 911 twin towers attackers, they are still here. He has said that he thinks there should be a militia of sorts that is responsible directly to the President (non military), He has spent our country into POVERTY, third world status in the eyes of the world. He has weakened individuals by creating/maintaining policy that kills job creation. He has grown the size of our crazy out of control government in what appears to be purposful attempts at making us look stupid at home and abroad. Nobody could do this many stupid things accidently. His plan is to GUT our military, making us weak as a nation, Then take our guns in this "executive order" style making us sitting ducks for a take over by those around the world who for decades have tried to do us in. When they come to our doors, like they did in Lebanon in the 70's to kill us and take over our land, like they did in Lebanon in the 70's, we will be facing assult weapons I assure you, with our muskets as they will be all that we will be all allowed to keep legally. We cannot let this happen…Obama should have been impeached by now on so many other issues, Please, do it now Sir. Do this for "WE THE PEOPLE" while we are still "WE THE PEOPLE"

  • MaeBelle Barger

    FINALLY THE TERM IMPEACHMENT IS BEING USED….OBAMA ONLY UNDERSTANDS TOUGH TALK…CONGRESS HAS BEEN TOO TOLERANT AND ENTIRELY TOO NICE TO THIS TYRANT WHO THINKS HE IS KING!!!

  • Russell Bennett

    If this threat

    Works don't be shy about using it again.

  • Ed Hidalgo

    Impeachment, I 2nd it. We don't need him in office.

    Rep. Steve Stockman we support you.

  • CLAUDIA JONES

    Impeach him remember Paul revere , the shot heard around the world, it was about guns not tea.

  • Joseph Jr.

    I hope that all House reps are watching and listening to this insane person. Obama is a carbon copy of every dictator present and past. He is on a power high and needs to be let down and not gently. Impeachment should bee the first step. Emergency hearing with the Supreme Court should be another. We are and always be a free people. The only way we should ever give up is when we are dead. Millions have died to defend what Obama is trying to take. Even if you are not Catholic please recite this daily,

    Saint Michael the Archangel,

    defend us in battle.

    Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

    and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -

    by the Divine Power of God -

    cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,

    who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

    This will work. We need to let Obama know that our freedoms are endowed by our Creator not government.

    Amen.

  • http://BIZPACKREVIEWS MARTIE BAGGERLY

    IMPEACH THE LIAR!!! HE IS TRYING TO DESTROY THIS GREAT COUNTRY FROM WITHIN. I SAID THIS THE FIRST TIME HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT THAT HE WANTS TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THERE WERE SO MANY STUPID PEOPLE THAT WOULD VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN!!! VERY SAD FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GIVEN THERE LIVES FOR THIS GREAT NATION!! MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THIS NATION!!!

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  • Larry Jennings

    You are ABSOLUTELY correct. It should also be a present ACTION by every member of Congress to remove this Traitor from office, the sooner the better. The attempt to subvert our Constitution is a violation of the Qath of Office.