Saying President Barack Obama is acting like a “king” by threatening to take executive action on gun laws, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul cautioned the president to be ready for a fight on Capitol Hill.
“I’m against having a king,” he said Tuesday in an interview in Jerusalem with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress – that’s someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch.”
Obama will announce proposals to curb gun violence Wednesday based on recommendations by Vice President Joe Biden’s task force, which held meetings with multiple stakeholders in the gun control debate. The announcement comes just over a month after the deadly Connecticut elementary school massacre that left 26 killed, in addition to the gunman’s mother.
According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Obama “intends to take a comprehensive approach,” including renewal of the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, a ban of high-capacity gun magazines and closing background check loopholes.
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