Gun Rights

Obama Extends Presidential Power

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During the past two years as his frustration with a “dysfunctional” Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws.  “Where they won’t act, I will,” he said in October 2011 as part of a “We Can't Wait” campaign he launched 10 months after Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, the president has turned to executive orders, policy directives, waivers, signing statements and other administrative steps to bypass Congress and act on contentious issues, including immigration, welfare, education reform and now gun violence.

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