Paul Pushes New Bill to Thwart Obama Action on Gun Control
Sen. Paul Ryan pushed for a vote on a new bill that will restrict President Barack Obama’s ability to pass gun control legislation.
He argued in favor of preserving the U.S. Constitution, and more specifically, the Second Amendment.
“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,” Paul said in a statement on Monday.
The Hill reports:
The legislation is currently being fast-tracked through the Senate. It’s expected to be placed on the Senate calendar next month once lawmakers return to Washington from their recess. No vote has currently been scheduled.
The legislation would also allow for any state official, member of Congress or person affected by an executive action on gun control to launch a civil lawsuit.
President Obama is reportedly considering action on guns, potentially to expand background check requirements.
The legislation to stop him faces an uphill battle in Congress, where Democrats are likely to block it.
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