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On Tuesday, January 5 U.S. Representatives Gary Palmer (R from Hoover), Robert Aderholt (R from Haleyville) and Bradley Byrne (R from Montrose) all issued statement critical of President Barack H. Obama’s effort to subvert Congress and the Constitution to restrict Americans right to purchase, possess and sell guns.
Saying that America faces a “gun violence epidemic” President Barack Obama announced Tuesday “a series of common-sense executive actions” to reduce gun violence that critics across the country contend infringes on Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
They may never talk about it or they may shout it from the rooftops, but dozens of members of Congress pack heat back home in their districts and may be on Capitol Hill, too.
Alabama Republican Mo Brooks, for example, minces no words when asked if he owns a firearm that he carries.
WASHINGTON — Alabama congressmen are gearing up for a fight with the Obama administration over the president’s expected executive orders on gun control, which could come as early as this week.
Although Congress passed a bi-partisan budget deal on Friday to avert a government shutdown, only two members of the Alabama delegation followed the leaders of their parties' call to approve the omnibus bill that funds the government until September.
On Friday, December 18, the massive omnibus spending bill that funds the government until the end of September easily passed the US House of Representatives. US Representatives Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), and Mike Rogers (R-Saks) each separately released statements explaining why they voted no on the legislation.
Us Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) has spoken out against proposed environmental regulations and criticised it for the potential effects it would have on the coal industry. He indicated that the measures put forward by the Office of Natural Resources Revenie (ONRR) would have an impact on the valuation of federal onshore oil, natural gas and coal royalties.