Say this about Vice President Joe Biden, he moves fast. He was placed in charge of a gun task force after the horrible school shooting in Connecticut and slapped together one of the most sweeping gun-control bills in American history.
Trouble is, none of those legislative proposals and executive orders would have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, or any other shooting in the future as President Barack Obama acknowledges. Its almost impossible to outsmart crazy.
So why did the president find it necessary to impose 23 executive orders that go into effect without congressional action?
The president has noble intentions to make America safer. But a prevalent feeling in Idaho is that ramming more gun control laws down the throats of law-abiding citizens and trampling on Second Amendment rights is not the solution. What the president unveiled on Wednesday plays to the worst fears brought out in the campaign that Obama wants to take away our guns.
No one can seriously object to a national debate about guns and safety. It would be a good idea to start with examining the slew of gun control laws that already are on the books and talking about enforcement or lack of enforcement of those laws.
Unfortunately, as the series of knee-jerk executive orders show, Obama and Biden are not interested in a national debate. They are exercising power in about the worst possible way.
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