Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (LA-4) released the following statement in response to President Obama's claim today that there are gun issues "that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president":
"Executive Orders have a limited purpose and scope. They are to be subservient to existing laws, and not made in place of them. If President Obama tries to use executive orders to challenge the fundamental protections of the Second Amendment, he will face strong opposition. While the president is welcome to offer his ideas and proposals, it is up to Congress to address gun legislation, and I urge President Obama to remember that distinction."
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.