Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Does Obama need Congress?

A discussion on Huffpo revolved around Executive Orders and how they've been used to ban importation of certain scary firearms amongst other things. Both Bush Sr. and Clinton signed EO's stopping the importation of particular semi-auto firearms. We also had the Clinton administration turn Smith & Wesson into the firearm industry equivalent of Vichy France.

In 1999 White House domestic policy chief Bruce D. Reed said, "The country is tired of waiting for Congress to respond to the tragedy in Littleton. The administration is going to do every thing in its power to make progress on guns."

We can expect the same from an Obama administration. Congress may or may not pass new 'gun control' bills but we will certainly see instructions and orders quietly coming from the Oval Office.

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