Hurd Responds to President's Executive Actions Impacting Second Amendment

January 5, 2016
Press Release
'This is another assault on the liberties our nation was built upon'

Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement in response to the President’s intention to use executive action to impact the Second Amendment:

“President Obama’s announcement of his executive order to restrict the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens is yet another attempt to circumvent the legislative branch and impose his agenda on the American public. The President is ignoring that the law already requires people who sell firearms for a living to be licensed. He  should instead target the criminals who aren’t following the law in the first place. The level of executive overreach is outrageous and is another assault on the liberties our nation was built upon. I am a firm believer in the plain language of the Second Amendment, guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms. Congress will conduct vigilant oversight and this executive order will no doubt be challenged in the courts.”