The north state's Rep. Doug LaMalfa will work with others in Congress to "examine the legality" of President Barack Obama's gun control edict and "limit it in every way," he said today.
Here is his full statement:
“Rather than improving public safety, the most significant outcome of the President’s plan is to force more law-abiding Americans to pay government fees to exercise their Constitutional rights. If that isn’t emblematic of the entire Obama administration, I don’t know what is.
“If the President truly wants to improve public safety, he should recognize that new requirements do little when the government doesn’t enforce laws already on the books. In California, for example, Attorney General Kamala Harris was given $25 million to seize guns from convicted felons who are prohibited from owning firearms. After a year, the Attorney General had spent 40% of the funds to address just 17% of the problem.
“I’ll be working with my colleagues in the House to examine the legality of the President’s plan and limit it in every way. As the President has so often stated, he can’t change the law without action from Congress.”