Rand Paul introduces bill to halt Obama action on gun control

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Rand Paul aims to stop Obama

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul is pushing for a vote to restrict President Obama’s ability to enact new gun control regulations.

Sen. Rand Paul introduced a bill that would keep any executive action on gun control from becoming an enforceable regulation without unless Congress passes legislation to support the executive action. The policy would automatically label any executive action on gun control that infringes on congressional authority or potentially violate the second amendment as “advisory only”.

“In the United States, we do not have a king, but we do have a Constitution. We also have the Second Amendment, and I will fight tooth and nail to protect it,” Paul said in a statement on Monday.

The bill is being fast-tracked in the Senate and is expected to be on the Senate’s calendar next month. At the moment there a vote has not been scheduled.

Sen. Ran Paul’s bill would allow any state officials, congressional members, or a person affected by the executive action to file a civil lawsuit.

According to reports, Obama is considering issuing an executive order on gun control, likely to expand background check.

The bill to restrict Obama’s executive action faces an uphill battle in Congress as Democrats are likely to block it.