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Cotton Statement on the President’s Executive Actions on Gun Control

January 5, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on President Obama's executive actions on gun control:

"The executive actions the president announced today trample the Constitution and undermine our unalienable right to bear arms. They purposely seek to blur legal lines and intimidate individuals from exercising their right to buy or sell a firearm. Criminals or other mentally ill individuals who wish to inflict harm with guns will not be deterred by speeches or presidential memos-and the president shouldn't punish law-abiding citizens in an attempt to prove they will. Today, President Obama has once again chosen to bypass Congress and instead use executive fiat to force his own agenda on the American people. Rest assured, Congress won't be ignored and I am committed to protecting your Second Amendment rights."