Personal response From Ohio Senator
I sent a letter to POTUS, our senators and a few others a few days ago. Basically just saying I’m in the military we both took an oath to protect the constitution, which includes the second amendment. As it was intended to give citizens the ability to fight tyrannical government, god forbid it should ever get that bad. Also, I mentioned that any action taken by the president using an executive order to ban guns or standard sized magazines I would consider unconstitutional.
Sherrod Brown took the time to respond to me two nights ago:
“Dear Mr. T____:
Thank you for expressing your views about firearms legislation.
As a United States Senator, I took an oath to defend the Constitution. The Second Amendment makes clear that Americans have the right to own guns, and the Supreme Court over time has given meaning to this right.
When our children and families are no longer safe at our schools, in our malls, and in our movie theaters, then we as a country must take action. The shocking numbers of public shootings throughout the country last year, culminating in Newtown, Connecticut, demands that we engage in a serious national discussion about gun violence, not just in terms of weapons and bullets, but also including mental health access, public safety officers, and our responsibility both as individuals and a society.
Like all rights, it must be balanced against others. I have supported restrictions on the possession of assault-style weapons so our public safety officers are not put at increased risk, and restrictions on the ability of criminals to possess handguns but I fully support the right of Ohioans to own firearms. Should the Senate consider this issue in the future, I will support common-sense reforms that protect both public safety and the rights of gun owners.
Thank you also for sharing your thoughts regarding executive orders issued by President Obama.
After repeated efforts by Majority Leader Reid to pass important legislation such as the America Jobs Act — both as a single bill and as components of the larger bill — were blocked by the Senate Minority, President Obama announced that he would issue executive orders. These executive orders are aimed at putting Americans back to work and addressing other pressing issues — such as the drug shortage crisis.
Some Ohioans have expressed concern that President Obama is overstepping his constitutional powers. Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the President has the authority to issue executive orders that have the full force and effect of law. Executive orders are generally directed to, and govern actions by, government officials and agencies and do not affect the rights of private citizens. Any executive order can be overturned by a subsequent President or by the U.S. Congress through legislation.
While President Obama’s actions are constitutional, I understand your concern that he is bypassing Congress. It is my hope that both sides can come together to allow up or down votes on the American Jobs Act and other pending bills so that executive orders are not necessary.
Thank you again for getting in touch with me.
United States Senator“
It looks to me that he is basically ignoring the fact that he works for us. I’m also going to send this to Buckeye Firearms Association | Defending Your Firearm Rights also. I have started to follow their website, and I really like what they are doing.
Re: Personal response From Ohio Senator
Sherrod Brown is THE most liberal senator in Congress. He actually is farther left than Obozo