WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Chris Collins (R-Clarence) today released the following statement after President Obama issued executive actions, which Collins said circumvents the Constitution and denies Western New Yorkers their Second Amendment rights.
“A new year and the same dictatorial actions from President Obama,” said Congressman Collins. “President Obama has made it clear that he will not let legal documents like the Constitution stand in his way. Only this president would circumvent the Constitution to punish tens of thousands of law-abiding gun owners across Western New York and millions more throughout the country.
“The president needs to be reminded that it is Congress’s job to write laws. His proposed executive actions will significantly increase burdensome government regulations and infringe on the Second Amendment rights Americans have fought to protect. I have strongly signaled my opposition to these measures and have signed onto legislation to stop these actions in their tracks.”