A Constitutional crisis could very well be shaping up involving President Obama and the Second Amendment. As a result of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, liberals and the President, never letting a crisis happen without taking advantage of it, are coming out of the woodwork with more restrictive gun control legislation.
And in a press conference just yesterday, President Obama claimed to have executive authority over gun control measures. Of course most sane American citizens know that the President does not have authority to enact any gun control laws because that would be a direct violation of the Second Amendment. But then again, President Obama has never let that stop him so far.
Thankfully there are members of Congress standing up and saying no Mr President, you do not have the authority you claim and if you try and act on such made up authority, we will file articles of impeachment against you.
One of those brave Congressmen willing to stand up to Obama's tyranny is Texas Republican Steve Stockman who said Monday that he would file articles of impeachment against the President if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.
Read more on Rep. Stockman's statement below from The Daily Caller:
Stockman warned that such executive orders would be â€œunconstitutionalâ€ and â€œinfringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.â€
â€œI 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,â€ Stockman said in a statement.
At his press conference Monday, Obama floated the possibility of using executive action to enact policies aimed at reducing gun violence.
The freshman congressman, who served one term in Congress in the mid-1990s, further labeled the possibility â€œan existential threat to this nationâ€ because, he said, the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow the people to protect themselves from tyranny.
â€œAny proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible,â€ he added. â€œUnder no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person â€” much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court.â€
He concluded by claiming that an executive order would be not just â€œnot just an attack on the Constitution,â€ but also an â€œattack on Americans.â€