Executive action idea opposed
U.S. House members from Oklahoma commented Thursday on the prospect of executive action by President Barack Obama regarding gun control:
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville: “What the president and the executive branch are trying to do on gun control is absurd.
“The president's use of executive orders to limit Second Amendment rights is only a tactic to bypass Congress and force untested laws onto the American people. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress is required to be the primary source of federal legislation, and I will fight to ensure that Congress does not abandon our responsibility to the American people by delegating our role in government to the executive branch, particularly regarding such an important issue as the Second Amendment. I will continue to fight against the President's agenda on gun control. As American citizens we have the Constitutional right to bear arms.”
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore: “Imposing new gun control regulations through executive order is completely unacceptable.