Obama tries to support gun control with signing statements

The 2012 omnibus bill funding the government contained a couple limits on gun control.

Stopping Your Tax Dollars From Funding Anti-Gun Studies

One of the protections expanded and strengthened can be found in Sec. 218 of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (Labor-H) division of the bill. This section prevents the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using taxpayer dollars to promulgate junk science designed to paint legal gun ownership as a public health hazard. Since 2002, the NIH has spent nearly $5 million on this “research” even though their counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been prevented from funding similar studies since being blocked in 1996 by a NRA-backed provision. . . .

No Tax Dollars to Lobby and Promote Gun Control

The second is a new NRA-backed provision that is found in Sec. 503 of the Labor-H division. This section prevents federal funds from being used for lobbying efforts designed to support or defeat the passage of legislation being considered by Congress, or any state or local legislative body. Too often, community action groups are utilizing federal money to lobby for increased regulation of firearms including trigger locks, bans on semi-automatic rifles, regulated magazine capacity, etc. This funding subverts the Second Amendment and allows anti-gun Administrations to fund grassroots gun control efforts using taxpayer dollars. . . .

But these restrictions were too much for Obama:

The president also objected to a section aimed at blocking health, climate, auto policy and urban affairs "czars" from being employed by the White House and a provision that bars health officials from advocating for gun control. The signing statement also objects to a portion of the omnibus that limits funding for the Copyright Office. . . .



Blogger m444ss said...

Of course, signing statements are obviously unconstitutional. The President's constitutiional duty is to pass or veto a bill. Nothing in the constitution authorizes the President to pick and choose what parts of a law he will follow after he signs the enacting bill.

12/27/2011 1:48 PM  
Blogger Excalibur2112 said...

Its time to Impeach.
He not only has no regard for the Constitution this country is founded upon, but clearly the man has no regard for the law of the land either.


12/28/2011 5:17 PM  
Blogger Excalibur2112 said...


12/28/2011 5:18 PM  
Blogger steve said...

"Blogger Excalibur2112 said...

Its time to Impeach.

12/28/2011 5:17 PM
Blogger Excalibur2112 said...

12/28/2011 5:18 PM"

And once you impeach then what? Do you think the democrat controlled senate will convict?

12/29/2011 3:28 PM  

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