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Tell Congress: File Articles of Impeachment, Convict Obama for Unconstitutional Executive Actions!

The Congress must take action and oppose Barack Obama's January 16 executive efforts! Obama's anti-Second Amendment executive usurpations must not go unchecked!

“I 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.” - Rep. Steve Stockman on Anti-Gun Executive Action

On January 16, Barack Obama made his biggest push for gun-control yet – twenty-three executive actions worth!

That’s right, after delivering a speech on his plan to curb “gun violence” – in which he urged Congress to pass legislation to ban so-called assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, limit ammunition access, among other things – Obama signed twenty-three executive actions, setting into motion his plan to further dismantle the Second Amendment.

Included in his nearly two-dozen actions were three pieces of presidential memoranda:

Executive Action 1: Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

Executive Action 9: Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

Executive Action 14: Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

Not only will the enforcement of these three orders cost the taxpayers dearly, all of them are flat-out unconstitutional.

Obama made it clear that wanted “universal background checks” in place for future gun-purchases. Let’s ask this question: What role does the President have in intra-state commerce? None. While the Congress is vested with constitutional power to legislate issues that relate to interstate commerce, the House and Senate have no power to legislate what a state does with commerce within its own borders without amending the Constitution to give them that authority. This is to say that the Executive, then, only has power to enforce laws that deal with commerce between the states and no power over commerce within states themselves. The Tenth Amendment reserves all non-enumerated powers that are not prohibited by the Constitution to the states, not the federal government.

Further, the memorandum that effectively establishes a national gun-registry is also unconstitutional. With what power can the president require guns to be registered in all of the fifty states? That Obama wishes to use his station to legislate what Congress has not is simply an abuse of power and must be rejected.

As far as the presidential order calling the CDC to research the causes and prevention of gun violence: without the House, all of the needed funds are unauthorized. Yes, Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 – the “power of the purse” clause – prevents any part of the federal government from spending a single penny without legal appropriations, which must always originate in the House. Presidential orders such as this – which do not consult Congress’ lower chamber, but require vast amounts of funds – violate the “power of the purse” clause, and are, therefore, unlawful. (In fact, under the Antideficiency Act any federal “officer” or “employee” of the government, the president qualifying, can be imprisoned and removed for violating the “power of the purse.”)

These stated: the Congress must take action and oppose Barack Obama’s January 16 executive efforts! Obama’s anti-Second Amendment executive usurpation must not go unchecked!

Take Action: Sign the petition and send messages to your lawmakers demanding that articles of impeachment be filed by the House against the President and conviction be brought against him by the Senate!

Public Comments
Jan 17th, 2013
Terry G. from Commerce, GA writes:
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The president is drunk with power, I saw him swear the oath of office and he is now going against that oath with congresional approval? Wake up people and do your job, keep the promises you made to get elected in the first place. Represent your constituents! Hear us loud and clear. Your time in office depends on us. Stop letting the criminals run the show. America has suffered enough already. Stop him from trashing the constitution, with out the second, there is no first or any other amendment.
Jan 17th, 2013
Daniel C. from Mesquite, TX signed.
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jackie c. from Mesquite, TX signed.
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Someone from Lenox, MA signed.
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James P. from Shenandoah, VA signed.
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Michael M. from Humboldt, TN signed.
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Michael M. from Humboldt, TN signed.
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Mark M. from Humboldt, TN signed.
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Kathy J. from Knoxville, TN signed.
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mervin m. from Holstein, NE signed.
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Jimmie B. from Walla Walla, WA signed.
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Harrietta B. from Broken Arrow, OK writes:
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Though I do not own a gun, I believe that the founding Fathers of our nation were men of honor and valor and that the principals set forth in our Consititution need applied then and now. That a President believes he knows what is best for ALL is abuse of power and over rides our entire political freedom that makes us The UNITED Stated of America. If the President exudes his power over that of which the people want, like with the health care bill, he is according to our laws a traitor...Yep that is bold, but how I see it!
Jan 17th, 2013
Todd H. from Stockton, CA signed.
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David T. from Pullman, WA writes:
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Follow the law and I wouldn't have as big of a problem.
Jan 17th, 2013
Ryan W. from Spokane, WA signed.
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LOUIS S. from Baldwin, NY signed.
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W Frank B. from Jasper, AL signed.
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Dianne T. from Farmington, NY writes:
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We have the right to defend ourselves. it's not the legal guns that are causing massecres.
Jan 17th, 2013
David J. from Seal Beach, CA signed.
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Dianne T. from Farmington, NY writes:
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We have the right to defend ourselves. it's not the legal guns that are causing massecres.
Jan 17th, 2013
Bruce E. from Midland, TX signed.
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Wendy A. from Millersburg, OH signed.
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richard s. from Anaheim, CA signed.
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Keith & Donna R. from Arcadia, WI writes:
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Once again it would seem our elected officials are going to cave in to Mr Obama. He is NOT my president as he has shown complete lack of respect for our Country, the Founding Fathers, and our Constitution., We trust NOTHING that he says, except that he is going to bully all into submission. Do NOT take from the people the right to defend ourselves against tyrants!
Jan 17th, 2013
sandra s. from Anaheim, CA writes:
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I do not want a Dictator for President
Jan 17th, 2013
Charlotte E. from West Monroe, LA signed.
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Emile S. from Belmont, MA signed.
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John & Jacqueline S. from Columbus, NE signed.
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George T. D. from Pottstown, PA signed.
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Stephen B. from Hillsboro, NH signed.
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Someone from Taylorville, IL signed.
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George S. from Hemphill, TX writes:
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A defenseless people are naught but slave. If we are not represented in Congress, we are no longer a nation.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Redlands, CA signed.
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David T. from Russell, KS writes:
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He has already violated the law under ObamaCare. His three Executive orders are illegal because it states under ObamaCare that the federal government cannot release data pertaining to gun ownership to the federal government. The second one also violates the law because the Attorney General stated that guns given under Fast and Furious were not to be registered before given to criminals. And finally it isn't the duty of the Center for Disease Control to research gun violence. The FBI already does this in its annual report.
Jan 17th, 2013
marina v. from Kingwood, TX signed.
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Someone from Cleburne, TX writes:
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You are not getting my guns massa obama
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Charlie G. from Greenwood, IN signed.
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Karen B. from Molalla, OR signed.