CNN: Scalise Blasts Obama’s Gun Measures

Jan 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) today joined CNN’s Jake Tapper to discuss President Obama’s executive overreach on the constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

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Highlights from Scalise’s interview on The Lead are below:

“This is an attempt to try to bully and intimidate people from selling guns and from buying guns and goes around the laws that are already on the books. The President is not even enforcing existing law. That's where he should focus, but frankly he's trying to change the subject and get away from the fact that he hasn't been able to defeat ISIS.”

“The President is trying to impose $250,000 fines against people. Look, these are law-abiding citizens we are talking about. These aren't criminals. The President won't even go after people who broke existing federal law. Why doesn't he do that? Why doesn't he focus on his job instead of trying to usurp the role of Congress and trump the constitution and the Second Amendment that is so sacred to our nation's founding.”

“You have already got a system that works. In fact, what the President is talking about wouldn't even go after some of these shootings that we all have denounced, we pray for the victims. The President tries to criticize people who pray for the victims. He just wants to talk about gun control in a broader sense. And he doesn't stop here by the way, Jake. If you look at what he's proposed in the past, it goes far beyond this.”

“Anybody that thinks this is where the President wants to end, this is just the beginning. He has a history of wanting to take away the gun rights of law-abiding citizens, and we're not going to stand for it.”