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Governor of Texas blasts President Obama’s planned executive action on gun control

January 3, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Governor of Texas blasts President Obama’s planned executive action on gun control

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The Governor of Texas has come out and blasted President Obama’s plan to circumvent Congress and take executive actions for gun control.

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sent President Obama a message on Twitter” “come & take’ the state’s guns.”

In his weekly radio address, Obama said his intentions is to keep guns away from ‘a dangerous few,” and is trying to take action without having to have Congress to pass a law, which is unlikely to happen.

“The gun lobby is loud and well organized in its defense of effortlessly available guns for anyone,’ Obama said in his address. ‘The rest of us are going to have to be just as passionate and well organized in our defense of our kids.’

The President is scheduled to meet attorney general, Loretta Lynch, on Monday to review what executive actions can be taken to strengthen background checks.

Abbot voiced his opposition to the President’s action: ‘Obama wants to impose more gun control. My response? COME & TAKE IT,’ he said in his tweet, also making mention of the NRA.

On the heels of the President’s planned executive action, a law passed in Texas went into effect, which allows licensed gun owners to carry their weapons openly in public.

Meanwhile, Presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to the news at a rally in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday by pledging to reverse any executive order Obama signs on gun control if he becomes the next President.

‘He can’t do that. I will veto that. I will unsign that so fast, so fast,’ Trump said.

Under federal law, licensed gun dealers must conduct background checks on potential buyers.

However, pro-gun control groups say some of the firearms dealer who sell at gun shows do not have a federal license, increases the likelihood of the sales of guns to people who are prohibited by law from purchasing guns.

Any unilateral action will be seen as an executive overstep by the President, which will indeed end up in the courts.

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