by Greg Krehbiel on 15 January 2013
There seems to be a spin in the news to the effect that President Obama is trying to bypass Congress and implement “gun control” by executive order. E.g., this article from Politico …
The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, …
“Move unilaterally on gun control.” Ooooh. That sounds ominous. What happened to Democracy? Who is this tyrant?
Not so fast. It seems that the “executive order” portion of his gun control initiative involves enforcing existing laws — which we should be doing. That’s what executives are for, right?
The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said.
Those things seem soundly within the President’s authority.
-- 2013-01-15 » Greg Krehbiel