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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
Apr 25th, 2014
James P. from Indianapolis, IN signed.
Apr 16th, 2014
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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Mar 29th, 2014
Someone from Brown City, MI writes:
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The 2nd ammendment protects the American people the whole constitution of the United States of America. Guns dont kill, people do!
Mar 27th, 2014
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Mar 3rd, 2014
gregory b. from Newnan, GA writes:
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We need positive change.
Mar 1st, 2014
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Feb 26th, 2014
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Feb 22nd, 2014
George S. from El Granada, CA signed.
Feb 17th, 2014
Harry S. from Greenville, SC writes:
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Repeatedly lying to the American people, that alone is worthy of impeachment. I hope against hope that maybe, just maybe , if these gutless Republicans keep the House and win the Senate that it will give them the backbone to finally do the right thing for their country and impeach an imposter.
Feb 15th, 2014
Catherine R. from Stockton, CA signed.
Feb 12th, 2014
John S. from Imperial, MO writes:
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I have two teenage sons that I am trying to raise in a society of crooks, murders, extortionist and unpatriotic white guilt citizens. Enough is enough, I'm tired of WEAK Republicans to worried about their career instead of their Country. Impeach this hateful, prejudice President that displays a victim attitude. He is NOT what I want to see represent my Country.
Feb 2nd, 2014
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Jan 29th, 2014
Craig B. from Rowlett, TX writes:
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No matter what side of the political scale you stand, most of us wouldn't have a friend that acted like Obama. So why should those same people want him as the President?
Jan 28th, 2014
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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Jan 23rd, 2014
erroldean a. from Belfast, ME writes:
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impeach and remove obama and Holder.to not do so means you are for them and against us-----
Jan 23rd, 2014
Vernon H. from King Of Prussia, PA signed.
Jan 22nd, 2014
Someone from Hastings, MN writes:
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IMPEACH NOW!
Jan 22nd, 2014
Everett H. from Auburn, CA writes:
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Enough!! The President has broken his word, his oath and the law that any Republican would have been tared and feathered for just the fast and furious scandal.
Jan 22nd, 2014
Judith V. from Lafayette, IN signed.
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Jan 22nd, 2014
Colon W. from Onset, MA writes:
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What are we waiting for? Impeach NOW
Jan 22nd, 2014
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