Obama Bypasses Congress On Gun Control, Feds Warn Of Revolution

Obama bypasses congress on gun control

President Obama has announced plans to take unilateral action on gun control in the U.S., saying that he intends to use his executive powers as president, bypassing Congress who he says have failed to address the problem. 

Experts have warned that Obama’s drastic actions could cause civil unrest amongst much of the country.

BBC News reports:

But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing.

“We know that we can’t stop every act of violence,” the president said. “But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something – anything – to protect our kids from gun violence?”

He has admitted that his inability to win Congressional backing for what he called “common sense gun laws” was the greatest frustration of his presidency.

The BBC’s Laura Bicker in Washington says the president could use his executive authority in several areas, including expanding new background check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume dealers.

However he is likely to face stiff opposition to his plans, our correspondent says.

The National Rifle Association has already launched a video series attacking gun control activists.

And in Texas, a new “open carry law” will allow Texans with a permit to wear handguns on their hips in holsters – openly displaying the fact they are armed.

Last month a Texas police chief warned the president that trying to disarm Americans could spark a revolution.

Previous efforts to introduce stricter gun control laws have repeatedly foundered despite the large number of people dying in gun attacks.

A joint Democrat-Republican bill following the 2013 shooting of 20 children and six adults at a primary school in Connecticut failed to get the 60 votes needed to broaden background checks and ban assault weapons.

  • Judy

    wow, I am shocked there are no comments. Have American’s laid down and given up the right to own guns?

    • TimboT


    • Dave Goodwin

      The Constitution authorizes us to use lethal force against those who try to enforce illegal laws or act with brutality. Ted Cruz LIED to the people, saying we cannot use force! (on MSNBC).

    • Scott Roberts


    • MiMg

      there are more than 400 MILLION guns, WAY too many guns

  • Stephan Williams

    The only sensible answer to your question, Judy, is that no one but us has read this post. 😉

  • Reta Mae Cherry

    Kid’s violence he says. Islamic children have guns, and are being taught to kill American children. Where is the outrage?

    • MiMg

      there is plenty of outrage, and too much “religion” in this world

  • William Urmson

    The Bundy right wing terrorist clan are at it again taking over a Federal Office Bldg. with an armed militia. It’s time to send a clear signal to these domestic terrorists and drone their stupid asses. They are nothing but NRA sponsored criminals and if the NRA doesn’t like it? Then drone their asses too~ WJU #MalheurNationalWildlifeRefuge

    • Scott Roberts

      You are an idiot. You belong in a gulag.

      • MiMg

        namecalling, very mature, REPORTED

  • Alex Dubois

    The only “gun violence” that is of concern to me is that foisted upon the American people by the police.

  • TimboT


    • MiMg

      consider yourself REPORTED to hate speech

  • Vunderkint

    “despite the large number of people dying in gun attacks.”

    First of all guns don’t attack, people do! You see this is the subtle manipulation of the word game where uninformed people succumb to this propaganda tactic by demonizing the object instead of the perpetrator. If it wasn’t a gun it would be a knife or a bomb or a hammer or a bat, any host of useful weapons even a rock. At the heart of this attack on the Second Amendment is the desire of the political class to disarm Americans so they will be as helpless as Europeans who now face a flood of jihadists into their country and they have no firearms to resist with.

    The Second Amendment did not create the right to keep and bear arms that preexisted and is part of our natural rights it was included to be protected, our people have allowed this right to be chipped away through the generations.

    “There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
    — James Madison, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention [June 16, 1788]

    • MiMg

      wrong, the weapon was created to KILL, period

  • Reta Mae Cherry

    The number one killers of the world, is not America’s guns. It is the Islamic terrorists. They do not have to have a reason to kill you. Oh, wait they do! If you don’t conform to Islamic beliefs and practices, you will eventually be killed. View Hide

    • MiMg

      wrong, RELIGION is to blame, you people who like living in FANTASY LAND and pretend a “god” exists are the problem

  • Dave Goodwin

    The Constitution authorizes us to use lethal force against those who try to enforce illegal laws or act with brutality. Ted Cruz LIED to the people, saying we cannot use force! (on MSNBC)

    • MiMg

      no one should TRY to kill others ever

  • Scott Roberts

    No Lawful Authority. None. Period. This idiot better learn the CONSTITUTION, and the FACT he has ABSOLUTELY NO LAWMAKING AUTHORITY. Zero. Zilch. NADA.

    • MiMg

      you Republicans know nothing