Of course, it’s not legal or Constitutional, but that hasn’t stopped Obama ever! The President can create laws without going through Congress, in spite of the fact that there is no Constitutional provisions for doing so?
Justice Scalia wrote;
“…The conclusion of the court was that, The 2nd Amendment guarantee of the ‘Right to Bear Arms’ was a personal, not corporate, right; that it guaranteed the right to keep and bear those types of firearms typically possessed by law abiding citizens for the lawful purposes for use in personal defense as well as a deterrent against tyranny.”
Vice President Biden said Wednesday that the White House could use “executive orders” to deal with gun control, as he kicked off a round of meetings aimed at finding ways to curb gun violence.
The vice president met Wednesday with gun-safety and victims groups, saying he is “determined” to take “urgent action” to address gun violence.
“This is not an exercise in photo opportunities or just getting to ask you all what your opinions are. We are vitally interested in what you have to say,” Biden said.
The White House has sought to avoid prejudging what Biden’s recommendations would be. But the vice president hinted Wednesday that executive action — action by the president in which Congress would not have a say — would indeed be involved.
“There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken,” Biden said, adding “we haven’t decided what that is yet.”
He also said separate legislative action would be “required.”
Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, after the meeting affirmed that administration officials “talked about … their willingness to use executive action where that’s appropriate.”
In Article I Section I of the Constitution it is clear that all legislative powers reside in Congress. The Executive Branch has the responsibility to execute the laws passed by Congess. An Executive Order is not legislation it is a order issued by the President to enforce laws passed by the Congress.
Any Executive Order that has any effect on individuals that are not government employees in a violation of Article I Section I. Whenever the President issues and Executive Order that extends to all of the people. Congress has a responsibility to the people to veto any Executive Order that has any effect on non governmental employees.
When a President issues an unconstitutional Executive Order and Congress allows the order to stand they are violating their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.