On the subject of Executive Orders and their use, President-elect Obama has picked Rahm Emmanuel as his chief of staff. The latest issue of ShotgunNews includes an interesting piece by Clayton Kramer dealing with Obama and possible actions he might take re firearms and gun control. Re this, and a reference to possible congressional objections to some possible actions/proposals, there was mention of the use of Executive Orders, as a method of getting round possible congressional objections.
Re this, we come to Mr. Emmanuel and his new position, his anti gun presence being removed from the House of Representatives. He occupied, in the Clinton administration, an important policy position, as memory serves, and re Clinton's anti gun actions, including his use of executive orders, Emmanuel once offered the following. "Stroke of the pen, law of the land", this re Clinton's Executive Orders. Emmanuel is now Obama's Chief of Staff. Does anyone think that his tune has changed?