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  •  We could start with this part... (8+ / 0-)
    These simple laws, that can be enacted by Executive Order immediately...
    •  ...and? (1+ / 0-)
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      Sandino

      The president has that power. Simply reclassify all guns as NFA weapons.

      •  So simple. So easy. (12+ / 0-)

        The complexities of the consititution just melt away when geniuses of this 'calibre' get to work on problems our government can't solve with teams of people.

        You should be a Front Pager any day now, with this brilliant, surgical insight

        Thanks for coming out and telling us you;re a total gun banner.

        Thank you very much.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 05:55:46 AM PST

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        •  Well duh. i am a gun banner (1+ / 0-)
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          I don't hide it. I'm honest about it. See my other diaries.

          The pres has the right to reclassify all weapons. It's one of the simpler gun control options we have.

          •  Simple-minded for sure. (7+ / 0-)

            The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

            by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:12:48 AM PST

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          •  Actually, he doesn't. (7+ / 0-)

            There's advocacy for an E.O. to strike as far into prohibition as possible, to force a 25% capitulation on DiFi's wish-list, not a 25% salvage.

            I think that's Constitutionally risky as it goes where no President has ever done before short of Martial Law.

            Look at the pattern of E.O.s and you'll see more "Presidential Task Force" and "Mental Health Working Committee" than substantive writing of law.

            I'm told the Emancipation Proclamation is a foundation for this far-reaching Executive Order.

            The Emancipation Proclamation didn't end slavery in all States, it ended the recognition of slave-status in Confederate-held States, by the Government of the United States.
            The "Free States" already abolished slavery, and any Union-sympathetic State wasn't so-encumbered.

            The first paragraph from Wikipedia: (my bold)

            The Emancipation Proclamation is an order issued to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War. It was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free, and ordered the Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to treat as free all those enslaved in ten states that were still in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. The Proclamation could not be enforced in areas still under rebellion, but as the army took control of Confederate regions, the slaves in those regions were emancipated rather than returned to their masters. From 20,000 to 50,000 former slaves in regions where rebellion had already been subdued were immediately emancipated, and over 3 million more were emancipated as the Union army advanced. The Proclamation did not apply to the five slave states that were not in rebellion, nor to most regions already controlled by the Union army; emancipation there would come after separate state actions and/or the December 1865 ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which made slavery illegal everywhere in the U.S. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens. It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.[1]
            Thus, even in wartime, there's limits to Presidential powers.

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