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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the below statement following President Obama’s announcement of executive actions on gun control:

“Today, the President failed to adequately address our country’s glaring mental health problem and prevent acts of terror in our homeland. Instead, the President’s unilateral actions today diminish the rights of law-abiding Americans, all while circumventing the legislative process.

In the U.S. Constitution - which the President simply refers to as “paper” – our Founding Fathers made it clear that “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Yet today, President Obama showed a blatant disregard for this constitutional right.

While laying out his radical gun control ideology, the President himself admitted these steps would not have prevented any of the recent mass shootings.

I am a strong and absolute supporter of our nation’s Second Amendment – and always will be.”