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Right we've been talking about this all -- President Obama expected to lay out a comprehensive gun control plan on Wednesday in the wake.
The tragedy in Newtown Connecticut the president also reportedly bypass congress and impose nineteen executive orders on control unilaterally.
Can -- that is it legal Fox News senior judicial analyst judge engine of Montana thankfully joins us with this.
I mean I'm an -- there have been executive orders through the test of time right -- -- emancipation proclamation to that ten times was executive order by Abe Lincoln.
But this we have a lot of people in congress who completely opposed to this and you can -- -- -- What what we don't know what it is because we don't know what the nineteen executive orders constitute but there are areas of -- behavior.
Where the statutes allow the president to exercise his personal discretion and give you an example.
The last gun control -- of the less crime control laws.
That's an -- for his crime control -- score the omnibus crime control act of 1968 signed by LPGA.
Gives the president of the United States been amended several times the ability to ban the importation into the US.
Of weapons that aren't are not quote a suitable for sporting news close quote.
And it lets the president decide what the definition of suitable for sporting uses.
So George H.
Narrowed the definition which excluded weapons President Obama could lawfully narrow the definition again which -- -- -- weapons.
He can't make it illegal to own or use.
But he can make it illegal to import.
Because the statute says he can do but why does -- have this privilege to be well that that that's a very interest in question that respect for our history there are several reasons why one.
The congress is -- To the president's sometimes take power from congress like starting wars.
And congress doesn't do anything about it three -- political hot potatoes that congress with just as -- not address.
So it gives the president discretion give you another example of discretion.
-- Drug Enforcement Administration which is part of the Justice Department or excuse -- part of Homeland Security.
The sales of heavy weapons they do this by walking into the shops that sell them every six months.
And demanding to see the books they have a right to do it.
The president say instead of going in every six months -- gonna -- in every six weeks.
That will preoccupy.
These sellers which means it will cost them more to operate their business that we'll sell less and they will charge -- -- -- so there were a little things that the president to do within his authority.
To diminish the movement of otherwise -- -- products here guns.
In the United States it's -- Interesting question about the president evening using the term executive order to -- his comments yesterday when talking about the debt ceiling I mean does it make you wonder.
Why he's using this -- does it make you got any conclusions about well -- president.
At the again there's two ways to look at one is -- in -- way most favorable to the president.
He wants the throw down the gauntlet and let the members of congress who disagree with him know.
That he's got a job to do he's got the majority the American people behind -- is gonna get his job done that's wanna Republicans say they're leaning right the other -- -- candidate -- he doesn't respect the constitution.
Because the constitution says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed it.
And -- he sends the DEA -- to harass gun dealers that's an infringement before lets you got nineteen executive orders to we know what any of them are no.
No I think he's going to announce that tomorrow so accounts speculate look at about 1145 and I know fox is gonna take -- -- -- could do some very heavy handed -- he -- have -- EPA impose a tax on ammunition that is a tax that the congress -- -- -- act in which could make ammunition attacks on the ammunition more expensive in the bullets themselves -- -- A lot of single accident eleventh where if that's marked at -- Fontana thank you sir thank I -- -- popcorn.