The public’s reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut shooting has emboldened politicians on both sides to act. At the federal level, the House and the Senate are slow and divided. President Obama is seizing on this opportunity to act by executive fiat in the form of the Executive Order. What is an Executive Order and is President Obama permitted to use this power to alter the Second Amendment?
Shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Westchester, NY based newspaper, The Journal News, published the names and addresses of all licensed gun owners in the county. This was met with some support, but also harsh criticism. In response, The Journal News, deemed it necessary to hire armed guards for the protection of its property and employees. Was the disclosure legal?