According to a story posted by thehill.com, Rand Paul is pushing for a vote to restrict President Obama’s ability to enact new gun control regulations via executive order.
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate introduced legislation that would declare “any executive action on gun control that either infringes upon congressional authority or potentially violates the Second Amendment as ‘advisory only’ until legislation that supported the action is passed by Congress,” the story says.
“In the Unites States, we do not have a king, but we do have a Constitution. We also have the Second Amendment, and I will fight tooth and nail to protect it,” Paul was quoted as saying in the story.
This story from breitbart.com says the legislation is being fast-tracked through the Senate and is expected to be added to the Senate calendar and taken up once senators return from recess.
The legislation would also allow for any state official, member of Congress, or person affected by an executive action on gun control to launch a civil lawsuit, according to the story from The Hill.
The story says that despite how fast the legislation gets through the House, it will likely be blocked in Congress. An announcement regarding President Obama’s impending executive action is expected next week.
As we reported earlier, President Obama met with former New York City mayor and known gun control advocate Mike Bloomberg to discuss gun control measures.