As President Obama revealed his initiative to sign new gun control Executive Actions on Jan. 4, a Congressman from Texas, Representative John Culberson, quickly swung back by submitting a letter to the Attorney General of the United States that he and other members of Congress would use their powers to restrict and curtail budgetary items tied to her office if Barack Obama went ahead with what many perceive as un-Constitutional actions against the Second Amendment.
In his letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch as the chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department (DoJ), Congressman Culberson reiterated his support of the assigned duties of the office of the Attorney General, and fully backs the use of taxpayer monies in carrying out the position’s lawful duties. However, Culberson stated that no monies would be given to the DOJ to facilitate President Obama’s un-Constitutional actions on restricting American’s rights under the Second Amendment, and would take into consideration any time and manpower used to support these unlawful acts during the 2016 review of the office’s budget.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday will bypass Capitol Hill and unveil a unilateral initiative designed to curb gun violence in the U.S. through a series of executive actions.
In an effort to expand background checks for buyers, the White House will introduce a new requirement for individuals “in the business of selling firearms” to register as licensed gun dealers, effectively narrowing the so-called “gun show loophole,” which exempts most small sellers from keeping formal sales records. – CNN
For nearly all of his seven years in office, Barack Obama has been considered by many as the ‘gun salesman of the year’ for his crusade to end gun ownership, and through his multitude of efforts to restrict gun rights for the American people. And this belief carried over into the 2015 holiday season where gun purchases ended up being one of the biggest items bought during Black Friday and the Christmas shopping period.
It is unlikely that the Executive Actions being brought forth by the President this week will stand the test of time, as courts have continuously struck down other Executive Orders he issued to put restrictions on guns and gun ownership. But with this now being a prime issue because of recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, and within the upcoming 2016 election, those in Congress like Representative Culberson appear to be using the purse rather than the sword to counter the President’s attempts to once again tear down the Second Amendment.