Obama Issues First of Twenty-Three Promised Executive Orders to “Curb Gun Violence”

We now have one of the first of twenty-three promised “gun-violence-curbing” executive orders from President Obama. This one encourages mental health practitioners to report any patient information to the FBI which would disqualify that patient from owning a gun under Federal law: While the 1993 Brady law prohibits gun ownership by individuals who have been involuntarily committed, found incompetent to stand trial or otherwise deemed by a court to be a danger to themselves or others, federal Read more […]

Executive Disorder and the Breakdown of Federalism

Ten days ago, Americans voted Democrats out of Congress in the midterm elections. In what was rightly called a repudiation of Obama’s policies, the voting electorate made it clear they weren’t fans of the Democrat agenda. But apparently this hasn’t done anything to change Obama or his policies. At all. Obama has made it abundantly clear that he will continue to accomplish his will through executive order with or without the support of Congress: . . . Obama has angered Republicans who accuse Read more […]