RELEASE:

COCHRAN: PRESIDENT EXCEEDS AUTHORITY TO PUSH GUN CONTROL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announced executive actions to restrict gun rights:

“I remain committed to protecting our Second Amendment rights and to ensuring that the federal government plays no role in any misguided gun control initiatives that restrict a law-abiding individual’s constitutional right to bear arms.

“President Obama’s unilateral decision to push his gun control agenda through executive fiat is not conducive to finding consensus on policies to ensure public safety and fight violent crime. His actions push the limits of his constitutional authority, and I fully expect them to be challenged by the Congress and in the courts. I am also concerned that public confidence in the federal government is diminished by the President’s readiness to sidestep the Congress and issue executive orders.”

1/5/16