Riley: Obama Should Kick His ‘Bad Habit’ of Using Exec Orders To Go Around Congress

‘He uses these tragedies to push gun regulations that would not have prevented the tragedy in the first place, the recent shootings, like San Bernardino’

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OBAMA: “My new year’s resolution is to move forward on our unfinished business as much as I can. And I’ll be more frequently asking for your help. That’s what this American project is all about. That’s especially true for one piece of unfinished business. Our epidemic of gun violence.”
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HENRY: “Let’s bring in our panel. Jason Riley, columnist with the “Wall Street journal.” Karen Tumulty. And syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. This is sort of an old habit for the president, executive action, jam it down Congress’s throat. He’s not going back.”
RILEY: “Essentially the president wants to disarm law-abiding residents in the name of making the country safer. It’s a an surd strategy, he uses these tragedies to push gun regulations that would not have prevented the tragedy in the first place, the recent shootings, like San Bernardino. The guns were purchased legally. He continues down this road. Plus, Ed, San Bernardino was a terror attack. Inspired by ISIS. The response to San Bernardino is to defeat ISIS, not push for more gun control.”
HENRY: “I want to get to Karen. Jason as a conservative why not go with the low-hanging fruit and do some of the gun control measures that are smaller, that are not sweeping and that have wiped support in the country?”
RILEY: “There was some evidence that gun control controlled the supply of guns out there, I would be with you. But we have no such evidence. I think he’s doing this because it plays well with his base, it’s a good fundraising opportunity for the democratic Party. It has nothing to do with its effectiveness in reducing gun violence.”

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