Undeterred by the prospect of our country’s legislature not giving him what he wants, Obama is planning to pull a Chavez and legislate by executive fiat.
“The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”
Biden said that this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”
Biden talked also about taking responsible action. “As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking.
This last bit is the excuse used for all sorts of terrible laws and it simply isn’t true. If that life of one child were really the beginning and end of all inquiry, we’d ban cars or, more prosaically, confiscate all violent video games. Our Second Amendment rights are at least as worthy of the same protection as the First.