The White House is panicking this week after a lawsuit was filed that challenges the gun control executive actions Obama released earlier this month, calling them unconstitutional.
According to Western Journalism, the suit was filed in federal district court by conservative attorney Larry Klayman, and it accuses Obama of trying to circumvent the legislative process and invent new gun laws that violate the Constitution’s separation of powers.
“The president states that he is doing so purely because he does not like the legislative decisions of the Congress,” said Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch. “These actions are unconstitutional abuses of the president’s and executive branch’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the president as set forth in the U.S. Constitution.”
Klayman went on to say that Obama’s actions unlawfully infringe on the Second Amendment rights of citizens.
“The Defendants’ rewriting of laws burdening and abridging the fundamental rights of the Plaintiff and other U.S. citizens under the Second Amendment by the President and his executive branch is unconstitutional…” he argued.
Klayman’s suit “is believed to be the first in what is expected to become a series of legal challenges over Obama’s gun orders,” according to The Hill.
“I want my constitutional rights respected and look to the courts to do the right thing,” Klayman wrote for WorldNetDaily. “Obama, as was true with his illegal immigration executive orders, cannot be allowed to act like a king.”
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