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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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WASHINGTON POST
Add guns to Hillary Clinton’s list of woes
Whatever one believes about the merits of his actions, they are no different legally speaking from his unilateral action on immigration, which has been blocked so far by the courts as an impermissible executive overreach. As with immigration, it is no excuse to say that Congress won’t act on gun control. For starters, Congress did act, and said no. For another, there is no constitutional clause in Article II specifying that the president can do what he wants if he cannot get Congress’s attention.

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
Hillary Clinton in Sioux City gives backing to Obama gun measures
As she campaigned in Sioux City Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she supports a series of new executive orders by President Barack Obama that bypass Congress in the effort to reduce gun violence.

WASHINGTON POST
More and more, Americans see guns as the solution — not the problem
Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress. And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them.

USA TODAY
Presidential hopefulls bash Obama’s gun plan
Republican presidential candidates quickly denounced President Obama’s gun announcement Tuesday, saying his plans undercut the Second Amendment and stretch the limits of executive power.

WASHINGTON POST
Gun sales hit new record ahead of new Obama gun restrictions
New federal data shows 2015 was a record-smashing year for the American firearms industry, with gun sales appearing to hit the highest level on record. Background checks for gun purchases and permits jumped 10 percent last year to 23.1 million, the largest number since the federal background check system began operating in 1998.

WASHINGTON TIMES
‘Smart gun’ technology sought by Obama through executive action
The Obama administration announced on Monday that the president has directed the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security to study the use of so-called “smart gun” technology as part of a suite of executive actions as the president attempts to rein in gun violence while he enters his last year in the oval office.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Lott: Obama’s Gun-Control Order Is Dictatorial, and It Won’t Work
Today, upset that Congress has refused, in his words, to do “something, anything” to stop gun violence, President Obama released executive actions that bring the country closer to his oft-stated goal of “universal” background checks that cover the private transfer of firearms.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Showman-in-Chief
Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump’s political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when President Barack Obama went on television to make a pitch for his unilateral actions to restrict gun sales and make a more general case for tighter gun-control laws.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert: Speaker of the Florida House Statement on Obama Gun Control
Florida Speaker of the House, Steve Crisafulli, posted a statement yesterday in response to the executive orders proposed by President Obama.

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