House Concurrent Resolution Challenging Biden Gun Executive Orders Filed
Mike Seals - April 12, 2021 10:24 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – House Concurrent Resolution 1004 sponsored by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, in the House and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, in the Senate was filed today. The resolution declares the Biden administration’s recent executive actions addressing gun violence as unconstitutional.
“For the current administration to make the statement that POTUS ‘will not wait for Congress to act…’ is an insult to all Americans,” said Steagall. “It underscores how little regard the administration has for the United States Constitution, in particular ignoring constitutionally-defined separation of powers, and how they have taken no notice of the innumerable rights secured by the Constitution. I filed this resolution, along with Sen. Dahm and other legislators, to signal that the Oklahoma Legislature will take actions to maintain the proper balance of delegated authority between the state and their agent. We legislators must recognize these types of overreaching, unconstitutional edicts for what they are – unauthoritative, void and of no force.”
HCR 1004 states that President Biden’s executive action, issued April 7, 2021, titled “FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic”, prescribes measures that are in direct violation of the provisions of the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, as well as Article I, Section 1 and Article II, Section 3, and is thus declared unconstitutional.
“As the authors of the nation’s first ever Anti-Red Flag Act, I’m honored to join Rep. Steagall in our continued fight to protect the people’s rights,” said Dahm. “This is especially important as we see the Biden administration pushing for measures like red flag laws that violate numerous provisions of the Bill of Rights. As elected officials we have a duty to interpose when the feds try to violate the rights of our citizens.”
If passed, HCR 1004 will be delivered to the President of the United States, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Attorney General of the United States and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional delegation.