Obama vs. House on Guns – Who will prevail?
Gun retailers continue to report record-high sales since the re-election of President Obama, but Second Amendment advocates say any moves by the White House to restrict access to weapons ultimately is in the hands of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Larry Pratt, executive director of the firearms lobbying group Gun Owners of America, told WND that because the House holds the purse strings, Republican members have the power to rein in any executive orders by Obama to control guns by blocking funding.
“We lost the presidential election, but if the Congress, in fact, has its own mind, then we can do some things with that,” said Pratt, who has directed the 300,000-member GOA for more than 30 years.
Meanwhile, gun-store owners across the nation, such as Jim and Joy Pruett of Jim Pruett’s Guns and Ammo in Houston, Texas, say sales have gone “through the roof” since Election Day.