Congressman Zinke Calls Obama Gun Orders ‘Unconstitutional,’ Part of a ‘Tyrannical Record’
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke pulled no punches in denouncing a series of executive orders and legislative proposals announced by President Obama this week concerning guns.
According to Zinke, the president's actions are "not surprising" and represent another predictable step in the president's "tyrannical record."
"He's focused on a domestic agenda, and it's an overreach," Zinke said. "It is going to be challenged. I think there are a couple areas that are particularly dangerous. One is technology, that the government is now going in the business of developing gun-safety technology... that can't be good."
Zinke also challenged changes to gun shows and is resistant to actions to increase the power of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. According to Zinke, lawmakers plan to meet tonight to discuss how to proceed in responding to Obama's orders and proposals.
"We are certainly going to have a whip meeting tonight, which I am a member of, I'm sure this will be one of the top priorities," Zinke said. "This should not be unexpected, this president is bound and determined to continue his agenda in violation of the Constitution and, as I've often said, this president is lawless."
Obama disagrees with Zinke and has been very public in claiming to have "legal authority" and popular support to push his gun initiatives. Obama's plan is likely to be challenged both in the legislature and in the U.S. Supreme Court.