The first lawsuit has been filed against President Obama due to his executive order to impose more controls on gun sales.
Advocacy group Freedom Watch filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to challenge the order.
“The president states that he is doing so purely because he does not like the legislative decisions of the Congress,” wrote Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman. “These actions are unconstitutional abuses of the president’s and executive branch’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the president as set forth in the US Constitution.”
The orders include forcing gun sellers to conduct a background check even if they only occasionally sell a gun, sell online or sell to a friend. The measure allegedly closes the “gun show loophole”, by requiring sellers to be licensed.
It will also require the Social Security Administration to report to the FBI any beneficiaries who have documented mental health issues. A similar prohibition will be put on veterans, which may cause some with PTSD to avoid seeking help, as reported by TRUNEWS earlier this month https://www.trunews.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=66565&action=edit.
The lawsuit contends the president does not have the legal authority to redefine laws passed by Congress, according to RT. Klayman also believes the executive order violates due process with its vague language regarding mental health, and could lead to someone living in the same house as a person with “mental” issues, to be prohibited from purchasing a firearm.
The lawsuit also names the AFT Deputy Director Thomas Brandon and Attorney General Loretta Lynch as defendants in the suit.
Obama has repeatedly hinted at taking executive action on gun control, by immediately bringing up the issue within minutes after a mass shooting, like the one at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last September, and the San Bernardino killings.
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