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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:41 AM

 

Lets talk about Executive orders and Gun Control

Let's understand first what an executive order is.
It is an order from the President to execute a specific thing to a federal agency.

It's not a new law , only congress can pass a law.
So what can the President do with an executive order on gun control.


1. He can block the importation of surplus ammo
2. He can block the importation of magazines.
3. He can block the importation of certain firearms

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Reply Lets talk about Executive orders and Gun Control (Original post)
former-republican Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
former-republican Jan 2013 #2
Robb Jan 2013 #7
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #10
HERVEPA Jan 2013 #3
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2013 #13
Scuba Jan 2013 #4
former-republican Jan 2013 #5
Scuba Jan 2013 #6
dairydog91 Jan 2013 #12
1-Old-Man Jan 2013 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #11
Spazito Jan 2013 #14

Response to former-republican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:48 AM

1. Thanks for the NRA talking point. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:50 AM

2. NRA talking point ?

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:19 AM

7. Actually, it's straight from the more batshit crazy of the gun world.

I'm sure the NRA would approve, though.

You guys are really scared, mm?

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Response to former-republican (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:30 AM

10. "NRA talking point" = anything an anti-gunner disagrees with.

C'mon, man, this ain't your first rodeo...

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:51 AM

3. If you're a "former" republican, I'm a former astronaut

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:26 AM

13. Are you implying you're *currently* an astronaut? n/t

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:53 AM

4. Is this the extent of your imagination?

I suspect the President (and many past Presidents) see additional options.

Limited thinking is a typical conservative trait. Maybe someday you'll shake it.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:56 AM

5. Like what?

 

That's the point of the thread.
If you know something else that is constitutional and could pass any legal objections please post the idea.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:16 AM

6. Wars have been waged and citizens interred based on Executive Orders. Think about it.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:20 AM

12. At best, that represents the President acting in his military capacity.

The powers of being Commander in Chief of the military do not automatically include the power to legislate for non-war-related means within the United states.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:23 AM

8. He had no authority to do any of those things

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:28 AM

9. Actually he does

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:31 AM

11. The was an excellent thread yesterday about the limits of an EO

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022161471

Two particularly good posts were:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022161471#post50
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022161471#post7

My take is he could do a bit more than you outlined, but there are very clear limits.

IMO the Legislative branch really wants the President to go the EO route and take the heat of of them.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:45 AM

14. Bye, bye troll, Skinner has shown you the door....

there was nothing "former" about you.

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