Daily Caller highlights Ellmers’ response to the president’s gun proposals

Among the many responses to President Obama’s new gun-control proposals, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers‘ statement attracted attention from The Daily Caller.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers said in a statement Wednesday that President Barack Obama is “exploiting a tragedy for political gain” and “attacking our legal rights” by issuing a sweeping new slate of gun control regulations, including 23 executive actions.

At a press conference Wednesday, standing in front of a handful of children, Obama called for a federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as expanded background checks for all gun purchasers.

“President Obama is once again exploiting a tragedy for political gain and eroding our constitutional rights for the sake of an extreme liberal agenda,” Ellmers said in the statement. …

“We need to have a serious discussion on how we can prevent troubled individuals from carrying out their insane intentions. But attacking our legal rights and liberties through abusive executive orders destroys the very principles that have protected our citizens from oppressive government power for over 236 years.”

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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