Today, Senator Mike Lee made the following statement in response to the president’s announcement regarding new executive actions on gun control:
“It is unfortunate that the president is using the tragedy in Newtown to advance a set of proposals that would do little, if anything, to prevent these kinds of shocking events,” said Senator Lee. “Instead, his laundry list consists of demands that Congress limit the rights of law abiding citizens, executive orders that essentially affirm the status quo, and initiatives to increase federal interference into state and local law enforcement and educational institutions.
“Without specific legislative language, it is impossible to evaluate the potential consequences of the president’s proposals. But I am deeply concerned that the president’s approach is inconsistent with fundamental Second Amendment rights and encroaches on the authorities of state and local governments. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to this debate and am committed to ensuring that the rights of citizens are not infringed and public safety is not diminished.”
Instead of President Obama issuing the rumored 19 proposals on gun control, 23 executive actions where presented, one of them trumping the Amendment in the Affordable Healthcare Act that would have barred medical personal from recording the answers of patients when asked about guns. In fact the second action states “Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system”
You can read all 23 EA’s here: foxnewsinsider.com/2013/01/16/read-full-list-of-23-gun-violence-reduction-executive-actions/
And when you have finally calmed down enough to politely use the phone, I’d suggest a call to not only your Congressional reps in Washington, but to your Governor’s office and local sheriff’s departments, asking them to stand up for our Country and citizen’s unalienable rights!