Press Release

McHenry Statement on President's Executive Actions on Firearms

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Washington, January 5, 2016 | Jeff Butler (202-225-2576) | comments
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after President Barack Obama's announcement of new executive actions to limit the sale of firearms: 

“This morning we’ve once again seen a President more committed to flouting the Constitution and expanding his executive powers than seriously addressing our nation’s problems. The executive actions President Obama announced today would do nothing to address the recent tragedies we’ve experienced and instead are more likely to target law-abiding Americans exercising their Constitutionally protected rights. 
 
“Rather than infringing on the Second Amendment and legislating by executive fiat, this Administration should instead focus on actually enforcing the laws currently on the books to prevent violent criminals from obtaining firearms, and seriously address the root cause of many of these tragedies: mental illness.” 
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