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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
Glenroy S. from Rosedale, MD signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
edwin k. from Saint Paul, MN signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Kevin C. from New Lebanon, OH writes:
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This should have happened long ago !
Jan 17th, 2013
Marie H. from Burbank, WA signed.
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Don F. from Hot Springs National Park, AR writes:
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A line needs to be drawn over the President's abuse of power.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Sarasota, FL signed.
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Thomas O. from Fort Collins, CO writes:
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If the president won't defend the Constitution of the U.S., then Congress should step forward and impeach him. Any person with half a brain, knows that limiting law-abiding citizens with more abusive gun control, is only a recipe for more gun violence. The president and his inner circle have armed guards to protect them, and yet he obviously believes the American public shouldn't have the right to protect themselves from evil. HYPOCRISY AT IT'S HIGHEST LEVEL!
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Giddings, TX writes:
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When is Congress going to take action?
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Someone from Mountlake Terrace, WA writes:
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Although I do agree with this, no matter were you stand, we still have separation of powers for a reason. The executive branch, no matter who is there can not legislate. The legislative branch needs to get a spine and do their job. Too bad it has to come to this, but we do need to deal with executives that think they are monarchs.
Jan 17th, 2013
Dee C. from Unionville, MO signed.
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Bill F. from Branford, CT signed.
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Sue M. from Warner Robins, GA signed.
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DEACON D. from Jacksonville, IL signed.
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Kaylie C. from Kirkland, WA signed.
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Marilyn S. from Everett, WA signed.
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Gregory J. from Olathe, KS signed.
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Noelle N. from Tujunga, CA writes:
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Stop destroying our Constitution! Investigate the link between psychiatric mind-altering drugs and violence.
Jan 17th, 2013
Robert B. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Against ALL enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. An attack on our Constitution is TREASON. Aiding and comforting the enemy is treason. (Fort Hood, Muslim Brotherhood, supplying arms...)
Jan 17th, 2013
francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
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darroll l. from Gate City, VA writes:
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It takes an idiot to think a gun ban or gun control will stop any killing that goes on.
Jan 17th, 2013
Marilyn S. from Everett, WA signed.
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Jill C. from Conyers, GA signed.