U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), a gun owner and a supporter of the Second Amendment, condemned President Obama's executive orders concerning firearms as being both beyond the scope of his Constitutional power and ineffective at stopping gun violence.
"The President's Executive Actions are beyond the scope of his Constitutional powers," Palmer said. "This President has developed a pattern over the past seven years of ignoring the Constitution whenever it suits him. This is wrong. Nothing in the President's Executive Actions would have done anything to stop the most recent incidents of gun violence.
"I have always been and will continue to be a strong defender of our Second Amendment rights, and will fight any attempt to infringe upon them. Executive actions are not law and, on January 20, 2017, can be rescinded by the next President."