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Gun laws Obama believes he can act without congressional approval

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 15, 2013 at 5:47 p.m.

In a letter on May 6, David S. Moore seems to criticize Sheriff Brad Rogers for his position that he would follow the Constitution in enforcing laws rather than any laws this incompetent Congress might pass (“Sheriff’s job is to enforce the law of the land”). He asks, ”Isn’t this his job — to enforce the laws of the land?” Yes, and that is what our good sheriff has said he would do — enforce the law as written in the Constitution. Mr. Moore then asks if the sheriff or U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski has any plans of their own to control gun violence. Are they supposed to have plans? Obviously, Mr. Moore has no plans of his own. He mentions background checks and laws and bans but none of them would have any effect.

He then makes up a “conspiracy nut” who he likens to those who think that confiscation by our government is a threat. President Obama has said on several occasions that he would take appropriate actions on various things if Congress refused to enact what he wants. He clearly believes he has the power to do things on his own without congressional approval. We know of his desire to have gun control legislation enacted and we must wonder if that desire is so great that he would take “unconstitutional” action to achieve his desire.

Keith Snelson