Dustin McDaniel Calls Obama's Gun Plan 'Distressing'

by Jeannie Nuss  on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 7:26 am  

"The biggest concern from the state attorneys general ... is going to be to look at whether the executive orders infringe upon the constitutional rights of our citizens," McDaniel said.

"Anytime the president does something by executive order, you need to look at it very carefully and see: Is this a prerogative of the president or is this something that Congress needs to act on in terms of legislation?" Hutchinson said.

He said some of the executive orders will likely cross that line, but said some are appropriate. "Directing the attorney general to do a better job of enforcing the laws, that's appropriate," he said.

Hutchinson said he has three firearms.

"One of the proposals of banning semi-automatics would include a firearm that I purchased ... because I was going to be backpacking in the woods in Alaska and I was concerned about grizzlies," he said.

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