He’s been threatening this for months, and now it’s finally here. The Associated Press reported yesterday that President Barack Obama's advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales. This “proposal” isn’t legislation--that would be too difficult and law-abiding. The President specifically asked his team to find a way to expand gun control without a vote in Congress.
The AP reports:
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review "in short order." She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks.
Jarrett spoke Wednesday night at a vigil for the victims of the Newtown shooting, according to a summary provided by the White House.
After the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said his team was looking for ways to tighten gun laws without a vote in Congress. White House officials have said they're exploring closing the so-called "gun show loophole" that allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
The American people are tired of the President’s blatant abuse of power. They’re tired of rules and regulations that haven’t been approved by their elected representatives in Congress, and now they’ve decided to do something about it. An Article V Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that will make executive orders a thing of the past and reinforce Congress’s sole control over our nation’s laws. It’s time to get back to our founding principles, and we can do it through a Convention of States.