On December 21 Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to render any executive action on guns impotent by rendering it “advisory only.”
According to The Hill, Paul’s legislation would apply to “any execution action on gun control that either infringes upon congressional authority or potentially violates the Second Amendment.” Once labeled “advisory only,” the action would require Congressional passage before it could take effect. Paul’s legislation would also allow a “state official, member of Congress or person affected by an executive action on gun control to launch a civil lawsuit.”
The legislation is being “fast-tracked” through the Senate and is expected to be added to the Senate calendar and taken up once Senators return from recess.
Paul said, “In the United States, we do not have a king, but we do have a Constitution. We also have the Second Amendment, and I will fight tooth and nail to protect it.”
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