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Representative Ed Whitfield

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Whitfield Statement on President Obama’s Violation of Second Amendment Rights

Jan 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) released the following statement today following President Obama’s announcement he intends to take executive action on gun control.

“President Obama’s plan to circumvent Congress and implement more gun control measures on his own is yet another example of his disregard for the Constitution. This president’s consistent pattern of executive overreach is shameful, but not surprising based on his past seven years of failed leadership.

“Our Founding Fathers clearly spelled out the right to bear arms with the Second Amendment and the president has no business unilaterally pushing his agenda on law abiding citizens. I expect this power grab to be challenged in the courts and will continue my efforts in Congress to defend American liberties.”