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Senator During Gun Control Hearing: I Don’t Want to Hear About This Constitution Thing

During a Senate hearing on President Obama’s use of executive orders to curb the constitutional authority granted by the Second Amendment, Maryland Senator [score]Barbara Mikulski[/score] said she didn’t want to get bogged down with “constitutional arguments.”

Except the entire point of executive action to limit the right to bear arms has everything to do with the Constitution.

Via the Daily Caller:

“I look forward to…listening to the attorney general and listening to this wonderful panel that you’ve invited to participate today,” Mikulski, a Democrat and ardent supporter of gun control, said in her opening remarks ahead of a Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing, which heard testimony from Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

“So let’s solve the problem,” Mikulski urged. “Let’s not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let’s help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship.”

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Senator [score]Richard Shelby (AL)[/score] would have no part in Mikulski’s desire to not speak of the constitution.

“The department is on notice,” he said. “This subcommittee will have no part in undermining the Constitution and the rights that it protects.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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