Rep. Kelly Statement on President Obama's Gun Control Order

Jan 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today in response to President Obama's decision to carry out unilateral action on gun control.

"It is a shame and outrage that President Obama is kicking off his final year in office by so flagrantly abusing the Constitution he swore twice to uphold. Once again, this president seems to believe his 'pen and phone' can override the will of the legislative branch – and that of the people we represent.

"When gun control was properly introduced and debated in the Senate, it failed. Unfortunately, this is an administration that disdainfully disregards our government's separation of powers anytime it doesn't get its way. This time, the rights of law-abiding gun owners will be violated as a result.

"The president is not a monarch, the Constitution is not a suggestion, the Second Amendment is not up for debate, and this executive overreach must not stand."