I'm totally in favor of it. I am very happy for gun control being pushed through by way of executive orders. It's apparently the only way to get things done. There could be unfortunately other issues which I oppose get pushed through by EO and I do worry about that.
Here's an interesting article on what both sides of the issue have wrong about the Second Amendment.
Mike Amato: Repealing the Second Amendment -- What the Left and Right Have Gotten Wrong
I do not like EO when used on big issues like this, whichever side is using it. I like the checks and balances put into place. I also think given this political climate our nation is in right now, it will cause major issues if this is not done through the legislative channels
At least he was smart enought not to try and ban guns by executive order which would have exceeded his authority.
List of executive actions Obama plans to take as part of anti-gun violence plan | Fox News
I am curious how all the debaters that are so adamant about HIPAA laws being enforced feel about Obama wanting to bypass HIPAA for gun background checks.
Read more: List of executive actions Obama plans to take as part of anti-gun violence plan | Fox NewsQuote:
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.