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former-republican

(2,163 posts)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:41 AM Jan 2013

Lets talk about Executive orders and Gun Control

Let's understand first what an executive order is.
It is an order from the President to execute a specific thing to a federal agency.

It's not a new law , only congress can pass a law.
So what can the President do with an executive order on gun control.


1. He can block the importation of surplus ammo
2. He can block the importation of magazines.
3. He can block the importation of certain firearms

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Lets talk about Executive orders and Gun Control (Original Post) former-republican Jan 2013 OP
Thanks for the NRA talking point. nt onehandle Jan 2013 #1
NRA talking point ? former-republican Jan 2013 #2
Actually, it's straight from the more batshit crazy of the gun world. Robb Jan 2013 #7
"NRA talking point" = anything an anti-gunner disagrees with. Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #10
If you're a "former" republican, I'm a former astronaut HERVEPA Jan 2013 #3
Are you implying you're *currently* an astronaut? n/t Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2013 #13
Is this the extent of your imagination? Scuba Jan 2013 #4
Like what? former-republican Jan 2013 #5
Wars have been waged and citizens interred based on Executive Orders. Think about it. Scuba Jan 2013 #6
At best, that represents the President acting in his military capacity. dairydog91 Jan 2013 #12
He had no authority to do any of those things 1-Old-Man Jan 2013 #8
Actually he does ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #9
The was an excellent thread yesterday about the limits of an EO ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #11
Bye, bye troll, Skinner has shown you the door.... Spazito Jan 2013 #14

Robb

(39,665 posts)
7. Actually, it's straight from the more batshit crazy of the gun world.
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:19 AM
Jan 2013

I'm sure the NRA would approve, though.

You guys are really scared, mm?

 

Lizzie Poppet

(10,164 posts)
10. "NRA talking point" = anything an anti-gunner disagrees with.
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:30 AM
Jan 2013

C'mon, man, this ain't your first rodeo...

 

Scuba

(53,475 posts)
4. Is this the extent of your imagination?
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:53 AM
Jan 2013

I suspect the President (and many past Presidents) see additional options.

Limited thinking is a typical conservative trait. Maybe someday you'll shake it.

 

former-republican

(2,163 posts)
5. Like what?
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:56 AM
Jan 2013

That's the point of the thread.
If you know something else that is constitutional and could pass any legal objections please post the idea.

dairydog91

(951 posts)
12. At best, that represents the President acting in his military capacity.
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:20 PM
Jan 2013

The powers of being Commander in Chief of the military do not automatically include the power to legislate for non-war-related means within the United states.

ProgressiveProfessor

(22,144 posts)
11. The was an excellent thread yesterday about the limits of an EO
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:31 AM
Jan 2013
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022161471

Two particularly good posts were:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022161471#post50
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022161471#post7

My take is he could do a bit more than you outlined, but there are very clear limits.

IMO the Legislative branch really wants the President to go the EO route and take the heat of of them.

Spazito

(50,733 posts)
14. Bye, bye troll, Skinner has shown you the door....
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:45 PM
Jan 2013

there was nothing "former" about you.

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