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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:36 PM

Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush both have issued executive orders regarding gun control


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There's ample precedent. After a mass school shooting in Stockton, California, in 1989, George H.W. Bush issued an executive order, pursuant to the 1968 Gun Control Act, that banned imports of certain assault weapons unless used for sporting purposes. Years later, Bill Clinton by executive order banned imports of almost five dozen different assault weapons that had been modified to get through that "sporting purposes" exemption. President Obama could go even further.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/obama-executive-power-debt-ceiling_b_2447359.html?utm_hp_ref=politics



I hope the media will start talking about the EO's that have been issued in the past,
so that folks do not think that President Obama is trying to do something that hasn't been done before.



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