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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
Jon R. from Monroe, OR signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Charles M. from Sun City, AZ signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Ann B. from Brunswick, ME writes:
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Make the White House and the U.S. Capitol a "gun-free zone", and I mean TOTALLY gun-free.
Jan 17th, 2013
e.c. w. from Mesquite, TX signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Charlene G. from Pullman, WA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Clarence C. from Hubert, NC writes:
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Disarm the government first , then we will talk . IMPEACH NOW !!!
Jan 17th, 2013
Marcia F. from Marion, IL signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Pittsfield, MA writes:
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Impeachment is long overdue!
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from South Haven, MN signed.
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Kim S. from Homer, MI signed.
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Karla S. from Homer, MI signed.
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Karla S. from Homer, MI signed.
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Ed P. from Pontiac, IL writes:
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The truth, obama is hiding the truth! He is telling everyone that an Assault Rifle was used in Newtown. In reality, it was four handguns. (pistols) He is the most prolific LIAR ever in the White House! It is time for him to be brought up on these charges and any others deemed nesessary.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Washington, ME signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Suzanne S. from Dallas, TX signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Lawrence C. from Palmyra, VA writes:
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Protect our guns so we can protect ourselves and this country! Guns save lives!
Jan 17th, 2013
Kevin C. from Ogden, UT signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Carol R. from Seaford, VA writes:
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Insanity seems to rule in this adminstration and in Congress. If the Repubs were trying to pull off half the stuff the Dems are raming through, they would be throwing temper tantrums in the isles. We have laws in this country, they need to be abidded by ALL, not just WE the People.
Jan 17th, 2013
Ernestine F. from Daytona Beach, FL writes:
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Every last one of you in public office took an oath to honor and defend the constitution against enemies foreign or domestic. Do your duty and honor your oath.
Jan 17th, 2013
Patsy J. from Mount Sterling, KY writes:
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Put him out of office. He hates America. Please stop him!
Jan 17th, 2013
Stephen B. from Oakdale, NY signed.
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Kevin P. from Northampton, PA signed.
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Mary D. from East Peoria, IL signed.
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T W. from Port Trevorton, PA signed.
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Trude G. from Kingston, WA writes:
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The Presidents use of executive order to circumvent the congress and attack the constitution must be met with congressional opposition.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Omaha, NE signed.
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Someone from Byers, CO signed.
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Gary M. from Lindale, TX signed.
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Someone from Johnson City, TN signed.
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Carole S. from Naples, FL signed.
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John M. from Liverpool, PA signed.
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karl m. from Fishers, IN signed.
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Dennis D. from Marlboro, NY signed.
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Someone from Oakton, VA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Linda S. from Ethridge, TN signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
William K. from Saint Louis, MO writes:
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I'm very sick of these "Executive orders" that impact the very lives of every citizen and needs to be rejected completely. Obama is trampling on the Constitution at every opportunity and everyone in Congress must confront this and bring it to a halt.
Jan 17th, 2013
Charles & Loretta R. from Arden, NC signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Jeffersonville, IN signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
mike c. from North Bend, WA writes:
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Not only his actions on gun control unconstitutional but so is Obama Care!
Jan 17th, 2013
William K. from Saint Louis, MO signed.