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Oklahoma delegation: Executive order on gun control would subvert legislative process

BY RANDY KREHBIEL, TULSA WORLD Modified: January 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm •  Published: January 10, 2013
Oklahoma's congressional delegation came out in force Thursday against gun control by executive order.

“What the president and the executive branch are trying to do on gun control is absurd," said 2nd District Rep. Markwayne Mullin. "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."

Other members of the delegation responded along the same lines, if with somewhat more restraint, to Vice President Joe Biden's remark Wednesday that President Barack Obama would resort to executive orders to implement some form of additional gun control in the event Congress does not act.

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