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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:13 PM

 

Ok Constructional Scholars – Can the President on his own authority Nationalize all of the

US Arms and Ammo Manufactures?

Once Nationalized place under DoD and at that point 100% ban on guns and ammo for civilian use.
DoD becasue it would be easier to do as CIC.

We are at war, national security and all that other mumbo jumbo…..
and Ban Imports of guns and ammo I think he can do that already.

What is stopping the President from doing this?

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Reply Ok Constructional Scholars – Can the President on his own authority Nationalize all of the (Original post)
stultusporcos Jan 2013 OP
nick of time Jan 2013 #1
derby378 Jan 2013 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #3
nick of time Jan 2013 #4
former9thward Jan 2013 #5
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #6
ellisonz Jan 2013 #7

Response to stultusporcos (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:15 PM

1. Probably not.

 

If he tried that, there would be a huge uproar in the country as well as the congress and the courts would rule it unconstitutional in no time at all.

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Response to stultusporcos (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. Well, since Congress hasn't declared war since 1941...

That might make this scheme a bit more difficult.

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Response to stultusporcos (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:17 PM

3. No. Harry Truman tried that with the steel companies back in the '50s.

In the Youngstown Sheet & Tube v. Sawyer case the Supreme Court held the President can't seize private property in the absence of specific Constitutional or statutory authority.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. Thank you.

 

I was trying to remember what Pres. tried that and was slapped down by the courts.
Old age catching up with me.

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Response to stultusporcos (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:19 PM

5. No.

Truman tried to nationalize the steel industry in a time of war and the Supreme Court said no. They said Congress had given him no authority for such an action. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952).

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Response to stultusporcos (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:19 PM

6. Nope, no can do.

 

Not even FDR cold have gotten away with such a thing.

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Response to stultusporcos (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:21 PM

7. No.

Don't be ridiculous.

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