Will Obama Be Impeached Over Gun Rights?

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by Sharon Rondeau

The Articles of Impeachment for President Andrew Johnson included 11 grievances and were the first drafted in U.S. history.

(Jan. 15, 2013) — On Wednesday, Barack Obama is expected to announce 19 actions his regime plans to take affecting firearms purchase and ownership with the intent of reducing gun violence in the United States.

Since the shooting on December 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Obama regime has made gun control a top priority in keeping with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s motto of “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste” by means of a wasted “opportunity.”

The perpetrator who killed 26 children and school staff was not a legal gun owner.  Obama has suggested enacting an assault weapons ban and reducing the capacity of gun magazines available for purchase.  Such a ban was in force between 1994 and 2004 but was not reported to have reduced violent crime involving firearms.

Obama tasked Joe Biden with forming a task force to study gun violence over a two-week period, after which Obama would announce his plans on gun restrictions.  He previously has contended that he believes in the Second Amendment.

In an opinion piece on Tuesday, Breitbart.com reported that Obama will make public a number of planned executive actions “surrounded by children.” The same author claimed that the media is working with the Obama regime to push restrictions on legal gun ownership.

The Washington Post called Obama’s expected announcement “the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations.”  However, rather than denoting specific executive orders which could be declared, The Post characterized Obama’s “mid-day” proclamation as more of “an expansive agenda” on gun control.

If Obama issues executive orders to bypass congressional action on the matter of gun control, former Attorney General Edwin Meese contended that Obama could face impeachment.  Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas has vowed to draft Articles of Impeachment if he perceives that Obama has attempted to make law by executive order, thereby bypassing Congress.

The U.S. Constitution grants federal legislative power only to Congress, which also has the power to draft Articles of Impeachment against a sitting president.  Several citizen declarations modeled on the Declaration of Independence and calling for Obama’s impeachment have been published on the web.

Articles of Impeachment were drafted after it became clear that President Richard M. Nixon had been involved and perhaps even orchestrated the break-in of the Democrat National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.  President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1999, but the Senate acquitted him of the charges.  In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was the first chief executive to be impeached, reportedly on the grounds that he had unconstitutionally replaced Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton with Maj. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has admitted that “there are limits” on actions the White House can take on its own.

Obama has been accused of forgery, fraud, treason, using a false Social Security number, executive overreach resulting in an imperial presidency, constitutional ineligibility, violating the War Powers and Posse Comitatus Acts, overriding federal immigration law with an executive order, and ordering U.S. troops to “stand down” as the U.S.  ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2012.

Prime Minister Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Obama have announced that they supported a political “reconciliation” between the Taliban and the alleged democratic government established in Afghanistan through the shedding of much American blood, including the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. soil.

As this article goes to press, Rep. Stockman is giving an interview to Fox News’s Greta van Susteren to discuss the possibility of Obama’s impeachment.  “The line is when you cross from administrative executive orders…and pass legislation,” Stockman said.  He said that there was a “consensus” among House Republicans on the question of impeaching Obama.

Van Susteren confirmed that children who wrote letters to the White House asking Obama to take action on gun control were invited to attend his announcement on Wednesday.

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