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Gingrich to NRA: Obama Most Anti-Gun Rights President in History

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

In his address to the National Rifle Association this afternoon, Newt Gingrich, a Lifetime Member of the NRA, will assert that President Obama is the most anti-second amendment president in history. "His judicial appointments, his anti-gun positions at the United Nations, his Justice Department's scandalous incompetence on gun issues all combine to make the Obama Administration the most anti gun rights administration in our history," Gingrich will charge.

Protecting the right to bear arms is an essential part of American Exceptionalism Gingrich will insist. His new movie, "A City on a Hill" explores the unique historic origins of American freedom.

Gingrich will say we need an immediate and decisive return to defending and protecting the right to bear arms both in America and around the world.

Gingrich will assert that President Obama cannot succeed in passing gun control legislation through Congress because of the three million members of the NRA. So he is looking to international law and to the appointment of judges to weaken the second amendment.

Gingrich will call for the next President to issue four executive orders on the first day he takes office to protect the second amendment rights of Americans.

The executive orders are:

1. Immediate steps to decisively control the border so Mexican drug cartels are blocked from entering the United States and there is no question of illegal gun exports to Mexico. The key is not to focus on guns. The key is to focus on controlling the border.

2. Instruct the Department of Justice to rigorously enforce current U.S. laws that prohibit criminals from purchasing and carrying firearms.

3. Instruct the Department of Justice and State Department to oppose and seek to block all international treaties that encroach on American sovereignty and seek to restrict Second Amendment rights.

4. End the discriminatory treatment of firearms imports. If a gun can be legally made and sold in the United States, it should be importable from outside the United States.

"The next President should use his authority on day one to protect the Second Amendment rights of American citizens," Gingrich will say.

In proposing these executive orders, Gingrich will cite the success of Project Exile in Richmond, VA, which has taken advantage of existing federal laws and prosecutes suspects in federal courts, as proof that new gun restrictions on law-abiding Americans are unnecessary.

Gingrich will also condemn international treaties and programs that threaten U.S. sovereignty and our natural right to bear arms. Gingrich will warn that though actual Senate ratification of these transnational regimes seems unlikely, there is a danger that the Obama administration and the judiciary could circumvent the Constitution and begin to cite "international standards" to erode Second Amendment rights.

Gingrich will further criticize the Obama administration as hostile to Second Amendment rights, pointing to the nomination of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor as well as the Holder Justice Department's false claims that American guns are fueling the Mexican drug wars.

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