Smith Statement on President’s Executive Actions on Gun Control

Jan 5, 2016 Issues: Second Amendment

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after President Obama announced his executive order on gun control to expand background checks and restrict gun ownership.

“At a time when we should be focusing our efforts on combating radical Islamic terrorism, treating mental illness, and enforcing laws already on the books, the administration is choosing instead to unilaterally push forward with dangerous violations of Americans’ constitutional rights,” Smith said. “The President’s executive actions to restrict gun ownership target law-abiding citizens and subvert the will of Congress. As an unwavering supporter of the Second Amendment, I will continue to stand against this unprecedented overreach and protect the fundamental right to bear arms.”