Rutledge Statement on the President’s Action to Implement Gun Control through Executive Order
January 5, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement after President Barack Obama announced executive actions to restrict gun rights of law-abiding Americans.
“Enhancing public safety and reducing the impact of gun violence on our communities must be a top priority, but the President is once again attempting to side-step the legislative branch, this time to restrict gun rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am extremely concerned at the President’s executive actions. As Arkansas Attorney General, I have a duty to protect Arkansans and to make sure our fundamental, Constitutional rights are not violated.”