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Roe Statement on the President’s Executive Actions on Gun Control

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For Immediate Release, January 5, 2016 | Tiffany Haverly (202-226-8072) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control:

"I am adamantly, 100 percent opposed to President Obama’s unconstitutional actions on gun control. Instead of leading the country in a debate about how to improve our mental health care system, which might actually prevent future mass killings, the president is hell-bent on punishing law-abiding citizens by taking away the rights granted to them in the Constitution. The simple fact is not a single mass shooting committed over the last few years would have been prevented by these executive actions. Let me say it again: it is the job of the Executive Branch to ENFORCE the law, not unilaterally, and possibly illegally, change laws to avoid working with the people’s elected representatives. You can’t fight terrorism and stop mass killings with a pen, and I guarantee you won’t do either by infringing on the rights of the people who already play by the rules. This has got to stop, and you better believe I’ll fight to protect the Constitutional rights of American citizens.”
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