Washington, D.C. Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) released the statement below following President Obama’s press conference today outlining his plans to take several executive actions to undermine Americans’ second amendment rights

“President Obama’s executive orders to circumvent Congress and impose new gun control measures are unconstitutional.  At a time when our homeland is encountering increased terrorist threats by the day, we cannot afford to jeopardize the safety and security of our nation by placing new restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

I have no doubt that the President’s actions will face significant opposition in the courts, just as the courts have issued a preliminary injunction halting the President’s executive amnesty.   In the meantime, I will continue to do everything I can to protect our 2nd amendment rights.”