Boldly, this president has circumvented the constitutional law and Congress – and not enough are complaining or preparing an impeachment hearing. Even in his State of the Union address, he confidently told the US Congress that if they did not play ball with him and agree to his policies and agenda he would find a way to use his executive powers – the problem is that he is not following what the Constitution states concerning those powers. For example, his duty is to enforce laws passed by Congress and signed by him – he and previous presidents have not done so when it comes to illegal aliens.
Senators—senators of both parties are working together on tough new laws to prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals. Police chiefs are asking our help to get weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets, because these police chiefs, they’re tired of seeing their guys and gals being outgunned. If you want to vote no, that’s your choice. But these proposals deserve a vote, because in the two months since Newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. More than a thousand.
The 1968 Gun Control Act was supposed to reduce crime by — among other things — limiting interstate firearms and ammunition commerce to federally licensed dealers, limiting handgun sales to adults age 21 or older, and restricting long gun sales to ages 18 and older. However, the graph below shows that murder rates continued rising after 1968, and peaking in 1980. After enactment of FOPA, murder rates again increased to a second peak in 1991. When the first Brady Bill took effect in 1994 — background check and 5-day waiting period on handgun sales — murder was already declining. The Clinton gun ban also took effect in 1994, making it “unlawful to manufacture, transfer and possess semiautomatic assault weapons [or] large capacity ammunition feeding devices [holding over 10 ammunition cartridges].” In 1998, the Brady law replaced waiting periods with the National Instant Check System for all firearms purchase through licensed dealers. Murder rates leveled off between 1999 and 2007, dipping 3% in 2004, the year the Clinton ban sunset, before rising 3% again in 2005. Then between 2007 and 2011, murder rates declined another 16%. … Violent crime rates are lower than they’ve beensince 1970; the murder rate is the lowest since 1963. Yet gun ownership is at an all-time high.
Many experts agree that the Brady Bill and Clinton gun ban had no impact on crime. For example, Philip J. Cook, “regarded as the nation’s foremost authority on gun control” by the University of Virginia School of Law, concluded that the Brady Bill “had no statistically discernible effect on reducing gun deaths.” Both the Centers for Disease Control and National Academy of Science concluded that results were too inconsistent to clearly endorse the Brady Bill as a crime-fighting tool. The National Academy of Science also found the Clinton gun ban to be ineffective in reducing crime. The National Gang Crime Research Center found: “Gang members were significantly more likely to report it has been easier since the Brady Bill went into effect to acquire illegal guns.” … The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that by the end of 2011, there were “at least 8 million active permits to carry concealed handguns in the United States.” The graph below shows that since 2001, RTC states’ violent crime rates were 30% lower, on average, than states which restrict citizens’ right to carry. … When a madman murders people, gun banners want to restrict law-abiding citizens’ right of self-defense, claiming one life saved justifies infringing everybody’s freedom. But when lives are saved using a firearm, we hear nothing.
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.Article II, Section 1, Constitution of the United States