Rand Paul Plans To Nullify Obama’s Gun Executive Actions

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January 16, 2013 2:57 p.m.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has a plan to undo President Obama’s executive actions on guns.

Paul plans to debut the proposal on Wednesday’s edition of Hannity on Fox. Details of the plan shared with TPM Wednesday show Paul plans to say the executive actions violate the Second Amendment and the powers given to the Congress in the Constitution, facts he says allow Congress to declare them “null and void.”“We only have descriptions of the executive actions, yet many could be construed to describe an attempt by the executive to make laws in violation of the Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment,” reads the one-page summary of the Paul plan shared with TPM by his staff.

Paul’s bill will set out to nullify Obama’s executive actions, deny any federal funding for their implementation, and allow members of Congress and state officials to challenge the actions in court.

Obama’s executive actions have caused a stir among conservatives, with some state lawmakers trying to pass laws making their enforcement illegal and some Republicans saying they could open Obama up to impeachment proceedings. Before Obama announced the 23 executive actions to curb gun violence, Paul was among the most vocal critics of the idea.

“I’m against having a king,” Paul said Monday.

Click here for the one-page summary of Paul’s legislation sent over to TPM.

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