Biden Pledges Unilateral Obama Action on Gun Control, Executive Orders Considered (+video)

By Erica Werner. Vice President Joe Biden vowed urgent action against gun violence in America Wednesday, pledging steps by the Obama administration that he said could “take thousands of people out of harm’s way” and improve the safety of millions more.

But a day ahead of a meeting with the National Rifle Association, which has sunk past gun control efforts and is opposing any new ones, Biden signaled that the administration is mindful of political realities that could imperil sweeping gun control legislation, and is willing to settle for something less. He said the administration is considering its own executive action as well as measures by Congress, but he didn’t offer specifics.

“I want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion that unless we can do everything, we’re going to do nothing,” Biden told an array of gun control advocates, crime victims and others at the White House. “It’s critically important we act.”


Shortly after last month’s slaughter of schoolchildren at Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama tasked Biden with heading a commission to come up with recommendations on gun policy by the end of this month. Obama supports steps including reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and closing loopholes that allow many gun buyers to avoid background checks.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says that some 40 percent of gun sales are made without background checks, such as at gun shows and over the Internet. Read more from this story HERE.

  • Ihatelibs

    Life changing mistake

  • SammysDad

    This is the way this administration works. It proposes the most outrageous and insane policy such as an executive order for gun control and then will settle for what they wanted in the first place letting the opposition to believe they negotiated for something. Boehner did that in December. The American people who are law abiding gun owners, and there are a lot of them, will react if such a ridiculous edict is announced. Obama must know that some proclamation from him will not deter us from having the ability to protect ourselves from those who would do us harm as well as from the government.

  • Don Rushing

    I think it is unconstitutional for them to use executive orders to further their
    anti gun policies in consfication of weapons from American citizens. Besides, when has Obama ,Joe Bite Me, his entire administration along with his allies in the demoncRAT party ever abided by the US Constitution???
    NEVER

  • rmwayne

    Obama wanting to take away citizens’ right to defend themselves with their guns by ‘executive order’ is just another example of this communist half breed’s tyrannical dictatorship in action. Obama is more despicable than even Stalin, Mao or Hitler. They were committing their crimes against Russians, Chinese and Germans. Obama is guilty of these crimes against Americans. I’m sure there’s a room in Hades waiting for him on his judgement day next door to Mao and across the street from Hitler and Stalin.

  • Bruce Feher

    And these rats “swore” to uphold the Constitution? I don’t know about you but it looks like they have violated their oath and must be run out of office!

  • Archie

    Legally, an Executive Order is a directive from the President that can only regulate the way an agency executes the statutory duties granted it by the legislature. It cannot contravene the Constitution.

    On the other hand, all these statists do is contravene the Constitution.

  • Paul

    I can see how his plan could work. Issue an executive order that is a clear violation of our Constitution, regulate our gun ownership and then fight it in court. They have UNLIMITED tax payer money to fight us. Meanwhile, we as an individual, can’t fight them back because we are just little poor pee-ons. Brilliant. Obviously, this is only a small step. The final step is to disarm all of us.
    Hey loser Biden; over my dead body! We ARE the American people and will defend ourselves by any and all means required. Get it?!!