Murphysboro….State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has offered her opinion of President Barack Obama’s Executive Orders on background checks and gun ownership this week.
“These Executive Actions are an end run around the Congress,” Bryant said. “Obama’s Executive Orders on guns are an attempt to punish law abiding gun owners. Targeting the law abiding middle class has been something that has unfortunately been a hallmark of the Obama Administration.”
Bryant says the Executive Orders issued this week run contrary to the rights afforded to US Citizens in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.
“You don’t get to pick and choose which parts of the Constitution you want to adhere to as President,” Bryant said. “We’ve seen President Obama time and again take actions to sidestep Congress and the Constitution. His actions on guns this week show his disregard for the Constitution and for traditions important to us as Southern Illinoisans.”
Bryant says that Obama would be better off working to enforce existing laws, and concentrating on cooperating with Republicans in Congress to stop criminals from using guns to commit crimes.
“Make no mistake about it, the President is trying to use his Executive power to take guns away from law abiding citizens,” Bryant said. “This is Obama’s attempt to impose his own radical anti-gun agenda on the country because he thinks he knows best.”