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January 16, 2013

Coburn, Mullin and Inhofe oppose Obama gun plan

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Inhofe continued, “What people need to understand about today’s announcement is that it involved two very distinct actions by the president: 1) executives actions that the President will be implementing unilaterally, and 2) making recommendations to Congress for laws that it should pass. Most of the planned executive orders are common sense changes that are within the President’s current powers to implement, namely: 
1) Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
2) Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
3)  Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
4) Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.
Mullin simply added that law-abiding citizens should not pay for the mistakes of criminals.
“The constitution was not written by the government to tell the people what rights they had. The constitution was written by the people to limit the government’s power,” Mullin said. 
What the Obama administration is proposing in potential legislative actions and executive orders is a violation of Second Amendment rights, which guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms. Mullin added.
“In Oklahoma there are many law abiding citizens who hunt, fish and keep guns for self-protection. The last thing we need to do infringe upon the rights of those citizens. Criminals who chose to break the law will not be deterred by any number of executive actions. These rights are a fundamental way of life for people in my District and across the United States,” Mullin said.
 

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