2020 Presidential Hopeful Promises To Use Executive Orders To Force Gun Control

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Anyone who has studied the U.S. Constitution knows that executive orders from the President’s office are specifically only for the purpose of implementing legislation that is passed by Congress.

Or they should be (it’s one of the points of the Tenth Amendment).

See, the Executive Branch of the Federal government’s role is simply to implement legislation. That’s it. They aren’t supposed to legislate on their own, create initiatives on their own, or do anything outside of what is necessary to put legislation passed by Congress in to force.

This means that an enormous number of executive orders from the last few administrations have been illegal. But that doesn’t stop people in the Oval Office from trying to act more like tyrants than the managers that they are supposed to be based on their oath of office.

Which makes a recent statement by Kamala Harris that much more troubling. Not only is it troubling that she wants implement gun control on the Federal level, but she has openly stated that she is willing to unconstitutionally bypass Congress to do it. Aaron Colen writes,

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said that if she is elected president, she will give Congress 100 days to act on gun control. If they don’t, she’ll take matters into her own hands, she said during a CNN town hall Monday.

Harris supports universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and told the audience she will use her executive power to take action on gun control if Congress doesn’t pass the laws she wants.

“Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws,” Harris said. “And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.”

Harris said it was a “false choice” that leads people to believe there is no middle ground between respecting the Second Amendment and taking away people’s guns for no good reason.

“There are people in Washington, D.C., supposed leaders, who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away. We need reasonable gun safety laws in this country, starting with universal background checks and a renewal of the assault weapon ban, but they have failed to have the courage to act.”

Harris has said she herself is a gun owner.

“I am a gun owner and I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do, for personal safety,” she told reporters in Iowa earlier this month.

So, to be clear, Harris owns a gun “for personal safety,” yet she wants to be able to limit which Americans are allowed to protect themselves from people who aren’t going to go through a background check to get their own gun.

It just seems like more anti-gun political posturing for the purpose of hobbling those who were going to obey gun laws anyway.

This is the kind of anti-gun thinking and posturing that we need to fight against everywhere we go.

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  1. I definitely not cast a vote for l vote for
    Jamaal Harris because she hopes to push.fun control through. We patriots best be alert and paying close attention to what every
    Presidential candidate, is saying and what they are up to.
    Vote for President Trump in 2020.

  2. GUN CONTROL IS A TREASONOUS ACT AGAINST THE CITIZEN GOVERNMENT OF THIS NATION AND THE DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT AND THE CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS!! KAMALA HARRIS IS PROMOTING TREASON AND ANARCHY!!

    • NO EO can supersede a GOD GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTED RIGHT.
      and if those running think so, they would be COMMITTING TREASON WHICH IS A DEATH PENALTY OFFENSE.

    • To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and
      law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their
      own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless,
      and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and
      liberties as the lawless will allow… For society does not control
      crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves
      to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by
      forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected
      behavior of the law-abiding.

  3. May Kamala Harris be the first to enter my door to take my firearms away! It would be buckshot time, won’t even mess with peppering her ass with birdshot or rock salt!

  4. The conservative circle jerk gets a little bigger each year.
    Your precious donald banned bump stocks after ONE incident. When he had control over both the house and senate he did NOTHING to restore gun rights. He also runs the White House entirely by executive order.

    Obama never banned anything. All he did was make it a littler harder to get short barreled rifles. Pointless, sure, but not the same as a ban.

    Also, you are not automatically a Patriot just because you vote Republican. Almost all of you have never served and on a daily basis you do nothing for America. Writing hateful rhetoric on the internet all day doesnt qualify as improving the country.

    As for Harris, she’s using gun control as a platform for getting votes, just like every other politician. Your precious donald did it too. He said all kinds of things on which he never followed thru. It worked. He got elected. And now we have nazis and klansmen running around college campuses, killing students, claiming they are exercising free speech.

    • Shorty, You are a Complete IDIOT Leftwing MORON, have you had your TDS meds today???? you need to double up on them if you have. and if not Please take them now before you head explodes. or did you just stay IGNORANT your entire life on Purpose.

    • dear shoty – shortsman , for one donald as you put it is the president of these you united states where we live , duly elected by the people , you may not agree with everything he says but by no means is he a nazis – klansman , Obama who was duly elected also served his term and passed hidden ideas on the whole country that many people suffer for now , like all politicians they each has their own ideals and agendas like every person does , never compare apples to oranges , My mother always said if you don`t have anything nice to say shut you pie hole !!! I don`t agree with most politicians and will always pray for our president that he might be guided in the right direction and make sound decisions no mater who is in office , this is my duty as an GOD fearing American citizen and boy scout — and I don`t need anyone to tell me about the actions of some are reflected by our president — people make their own choices to do what is right or to do wrong — good or evil the only way to put it — may the LORD my GOD find all who read my words peace , love and understanding and a long and fruitful life ,, be the salt and add flavor to this world , never settle for being like everyone else , be yourself and stand out in the crowd , make a difference , for I am who I am , I be who I be , I am nobody else , nobody but ME

    • Reminding you that ” school shootings” began BEFORE Trump ever got to be POTUS. Unfortunately the whole world has gone over the deep end and we are surrounded by NUTS on both sides of the isle! Sadly as much as there are folks who wish to blame Trump and OUR COUNTRY for all the problems they can think of, the world and all its Craziness exhisted long before either existed! So as you pass judgement on the failings of others look in the mirror critically and see if YOU might be part of the problem too.

  5. To Shorty short brain: Let me recall, oh yes, it was the left wing Antifa that precipitated the violence at the rallies if my memory is correct. And yes, a student lost her life, but the facts are not clear and have never been totally released as to the cause (she was struck by a car reportedly driven by a white guy). I agree that on gun rights Trump has not been the bastion of support that he should be, but what other promises has he not kept? I realize that the mantra on the left is and has been “My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts” but truth and facts are out there we just dig deeper to find them. Talking points are cheap, research and hard work cost. We might just learn we are wrong.

  6. shorty, I served 20 years active and another 15 years civil (still working too), so that should be enough “duty” to qualify me even under your prejudiced “definition”. You need to do your duty and research which candidates, both Executive and Legislative, as well as Judicial (especially appointee’s), that were involved in activities they should not have, as well as when they failed to do their “duty” and ignored situations they should have been involved in. As far a Harris is concerned – she’s just another politician spouting any rhetoric she can come up with in another liberal attempt to deceive as many voters as she can. At least Trump has attempted to deliver on his promises, and succeeded a remarkable amount of the time despite all the obstruction from Congress and politically activist judges.

    When you spout “now we have nazis and klansmen running around college campuses, killing students, claiming they are exercising free speech.” again you need to do your research and find out that the majority of these type of shootings are carried out by radical leftists such as the idiot that shot Gabby Gifford, and the other whack job that was shooting the Republican baseball team members – and the list goes on and on, but you have to do the honest research to find out because the mainstream media will either ignore it, try to cover it up, or create false reports like they did to those high school kids when the radical Black Isrealites and that liberal activist hack were the perpetrators of the “conflict”. Similar to the ANTIFA terrorists that claim they are protesting when actually they the real Fascists that are intentionally instigating and committing violent criminal activity against innocent victims (violence) and their property (vandalism, looting, arson), all while the police just stand back and watch instead of doing their duty.

    • Thank you for your service to our Nation first dz. You know you can’t have a sensible conversation with a Liberal about the 2nd Amendment. I just wish everyone would think about or Read our Constitution just see what our 2nd Amendment says- it’s our right to bear arms I fear for a time that appears to be on the near horizon. I pray not. (My words) let me say before I’m attacked You gave many good points u would like to add this Our schools are being taught not I pledge allegiance to our American Flag.. or a prayer ..( not even ) time of silence but many teach the Muslim faith??! No not mine! They are also taught young age about its alright if you are a boy but you rather be girl No thank you! That’s an at home topic not for the Liberals to teach or indoctrinate.. College is nothing But Liberal Professors if you don’t go on along with they actually get low grades? We took God out of our schools & just look at what has happened since we did! We call out to God in times of need & we also say God Bless America one hand other American leaders approve the barbaric torture of full term live babies? Where all the Liberals Socialists Elite! Would be enraged if this was happening in another country. Then we say what is wrong with America!

  7. God help us from all that want power over the people. I was raised to believe the people is where the power resides. We better stop beating each other up and trying to kill each other and get our “out of control “, ”wanting to control”, government fixed!! I’ve seen this game plan before. Where the few (Government)cause and start trouble all the time saying, pick me ,I’ll fix it,but do nothing but secretly keep trouble brewing. All the while laughing under their breath and thinking how stupid can these people be. Has anyone heard the term, being played. At this point we need to take our Constitution in one hand and a clean sheet in the other and start the “F” over. How many people in this country and under 50 even know what our Constitution says. I do not think our politicians have a clue the way they run all over it. It was not meant to be abstract but absolute !!

    • Thank you Alan ! Unfortunately many of the younger generation are Not even introduced to or ever will be introduced to either History ( un audited for political correctness) or Our Great Constitution. Few under 50 are even aware of the framers, why, or how it came into existence. Lack of historical information leaves them unaware of how truly important a document it really is to them and there families. Is it wholely perfect ? No, that is WHY it has required Ammending! The need for COMMONSENSE ammending yet again is why there is a movement out there now called a Convention Of States . The oportunity to gain control control of OUR GOVERNMENT provided for by Article 5 of the Constitution. Some states ,16 I believe, have radified the call for a Convention, we need 38 to get one, but a number of states are reviewing it currently. YOU WHO ARE UNHAPPY Need to contact your state legislators and demand they radify a Convention of States! But also consider that The individual is not the only person with rights in this Country, that everything that transpires isn’t nor will it be ALL ABOUT YOUR NEEDS. That not everyone ever WILL ABIDE BY THE RULES. For those the rest of us still need the ability to defend ourselves against those Who Do Not or WILL NOT ever conform to the will of the majority. Again Shorty , welcome to the realities of life!

  8. That is definitely against the Constitution along with all gun control laws …
    You can’t be for the 2nd Amendment and have a BUT not this …
    GUN CONTROL IS NOTHING BUT PEOPLE CONTROL …

  9. I don’t understand all the hysteria about gun control. I lived in Southern California and managed to purchase three rifles and four handguns; and had to take a test about gun safety to get a permit to buy guns, pass a background check and wait ten days before I could pick up my weapon. It is no big deal. I’m glad they don’t want to give guns to people with criminal records or tough guys who beat women and children. Domestic violence is a great reason to NOT give a gun to a coward.

  10. This is not a threat, but merely an observation. Any President that attempted such, would find themselves under attack from multiple sides. Fulfilling such a stupid and constitutionally uneducated promise, would spark a rebellion that they will regret. The Oath of Office specifically states supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States. It does not say anyone can change that Constitution, except by the proscribed means of amendment and ratification. Executive orders do not fall under that mantle when the order(s) infringe upon rights. The person attempting to do so, would be considered an enemy of the people, and their removal from office by any and every means possible would be swift and unmerciful. This is not a threat, but an observation and a suggestion that such simple minded rhetoric serves no useful purpose, and any candidate engaging in such rhetoric needs to seriously rethink their position. An attack upon the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms is exactly the tyranny for which it was enshrined, and anyone foolish enough to attempt it would rue the day they made the attack.

  11. When this women tries to take our guns from us we should be able to take hers. She carries a gun to protect herself but does not think we should be able to defend ourselves. She is just another two faced politician who will do anything to get votes.

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