U.S. House members from Oklahoma oppose executive action on gun control

Reps. Tom Cole, Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin say President Barack Obama should not try to bypass Congress and issue an executive order on gun control.
by Chris Casteel Published: January 11, 2013
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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.

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by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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