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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
Devan S. from Simi Valley, CA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Devan S. from Simi Valley, CA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Nancy S. from Mauldin, SC signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Ryan R. from Houma, LA writes:
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The president has violated our constitutional rights for too long and he needs to be stopped. His removal from office is necessary and overdue.
Jan 17th, 2013
Charlie A. from Pasadena, MD signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Michael P. from Houston, TX writes:
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Nazi Germany on the horizon?
Jan 17th, 2013
Sam M. from Gatlinburg, TN signed.
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Phil B. from Bakersfield, CA signed.
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Janet M. from Escondido, CA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
tom s. from Lincoln, NE signed.
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Lisa P. from Saint Joseph, TN writes:
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He's killing America..Sneaky scoundrel needs to go!
Jan 17th, 2013
Sherry T. from Petoskey, MI signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Vienna, VA writes:
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Clearly many if not all of the EO actions signed by the president are either useless, illegal, or unconstitutional. Please vote to ensure these EOs are overruled by whichever means are required.
Jan 17th, 2013
wesley b. from Brooklyn, NY writes:
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no one man is bigger than the office of the presidency.he broke his oath of office,he has betrayed our nation.period!
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Blythe, GA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Frank T. from Bardstown, KY signed.
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Jimmie R. W. from Corbin, KY signed.
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Someone from Greenville, SC signed.
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Virgil s. from Mukilteo, WA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
tim g. from Welch, MN writes:
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maybe we should outlaw drugs , Murder , Rape , sex with children , Stealing and drunk driving .. oh wait. WE DID THAT.. gee , that worked real good didn't it? BAD PEOPLE ARE BAD PEOPLE !! A New Law is not going change thier mind !! all another law does is make honest people into Dishonest people !! The Republicans better Start Standing up for the People that Voted them in or plan on being Voted out !! I have had it with you spinless Nancy's ..
Jan 17th, 2013
Susan M S. from Deerfield Beach, FL writes:
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Long overdue. This is a Constitutional Republic and our President must not be aware of this fact. He is not a King, he is not our Dictator. He must go.
Jan 17th, 2013
Helen C. from Tonganoxie, KS writes:
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Congress, get some backbone and stand against this man and his illegal acts!
Jan 17th, 2013
Someone from Washington, DC signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Cinda M. from Lynchburg, OH signed.
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Roy K. from Wheaton, IL signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Donna m. from Plaquemine, LA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
John B. from Taylor, TX writes:
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I do hope all of the Texas delegation join you in this effort.
Jan 17th, 2013
Martha D. from Hood, VA writes:
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Uphold the Constitution and your oath of office. Impeach Obama!
Jan 17th, 2013
Mary C. from Desoto, TX signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Barbara C. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Patricia L. from Olathe, CO writes:
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President Obama has stepped way over his Constitutional authority. The American people do NOT want the government to insert itself where it does not belong!
Jan 17th, 2013
Bo I. from Pullman, WA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Michael R. from Freehold, NJ signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Dolores T. from Argillite, KY writes:
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He is doing so many things to take away our constitutional rights that our forefathers placed there to protect us from a leader as hi is.
Jan 17th, 2013
Michael C. from Dandridge, TN signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Gerald A. from Atlanta, GA signed.
Jan 17th, 2013
Kay S. from Lima, OH writes:
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and when you see that the criminals are not obeying the law will you go and take all the guns away. Oh and by the way Hitler posed with children to take their guns away too
Jan 17th, 2013
Thomas G. from Naples, FL signed.
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carol m. from Harleysville, PA signed.
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Someone from Allentown, PA signed.