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Rep. Calvert Statement on Obama’s Executive Action to Restrict 2nd Amendment Rights

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Washington, D.C., January 5, 2016 | comments

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control:


“President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions are now a trademark of his failed presidency.  The President’s actions today go a step beyond his previous regulatory overreach by restricting constitutionally protected rights in a manner that itself is a violation of the policy-making powers the Constitution reserves for Congress. 


Americans are understandably concerned by any source of violence that may threaten them or their loved ones.  I am once again disappointed that rather than having a meaningful conversation about the root causes of violence, President Obama is once again trying to restrict a fundamental, constitutionally-protected right.


Whenever the President is done trampling on the Constitution, I would encourage him to work with Congress on issues, like mental health reform, where there’s broad support.”





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