(DCWatchdog.com) – United States Representative Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, and a leading libertarian, has come out swinging at President Joe Biden’s call for increased gun control in the United States using executive orders following the recent mass shooting in Sacramento, California.
In no uncertain terms, Massie reminded Biden that the United States Congress creates legislation and passes laws — not Biden or any other president. A reminder he felt necessary as there has been an increasing move by presidents during recent presidencies — from both political parties — to use executive orders instead of laws.
As the Daily Wire recounts:
“GOP Rep. Thomas Massie (KY) took on the Biden administration this weekend over reports of incoming executive action stripping away Americans’ gun rights.
“President Joe Biden is expected this week to crackdown on so-called “ghost guns,” or any homemade firearm that lacks serial numbers.
“Screencapping a report on the coming crackdown, Massie ripped Biden for ignoring the Constitution and bypassing Congress.
“‘The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm,’ the Republican asserted. ‘This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS!'” [emphasis added]
You can see Massie’s statement contained in a tweet of his below.
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The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS! pic.twitter.com/vTFRvKYTVi
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) April 11, 2022