Jenny Beth Martin: Obama’s executive action is ‘the first salvo in his final-year assault on our constitutional system of government’

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Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after President Obama’s announcement of new executive orders affecting Americans’ Second-Amendment rights.

“President Obama’s latest executive action unilaterally restricting Americans’ Second-Amendment rights is the first salvo in his final-year assault on our constitutional system of government. The president has previously asked Congress to restrict our right to bear arms, and was soundly rejected by a bipartisan majority. Now, once again, he is ignoring Congress and the wishes of the American people to act on his own, just as he did with executive amnesty.

“President Obama has made clear he does not intend to be a lame duck president. Instead, he intends to be a vigorous, potent warrior for his liberal agenda. He will continue his attempts to force an extremist agenda upon the American people, using unilateral executive orders and regulatory power on a range of issues. The Constitution is merely an inconvenience to him, and it will be up to Congress to determine whether or not he is allowed to run roughshod over our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.”

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