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Obama takes aim at 'no background check, no questions'

The Ottawa Herald
Amelia Arvesen
Friday, January 8, 2016

"In a 37-minute speech Tuesday, President Obama announced several steps — executive action without the need for Congressional input — he’s taking in reaction to mass shootings in such high-profile cases as Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado, Charleston, South Carolina, and most recently San Bernadino, California.


Richard E. Levy, a University of Kansas professor with expertise in constitutional law, said there are two constitutional arguments people might raise: the first has to do with the increase in background checks violating the Second Amendment, the second explores whether Obama has tread on the legislative powers of Congress.

Already, two instrumental cases that challenged the Second Amendment led to allowing lower courts to uphold the rights of the states and federal government to impose certain licensing regulations, such as restricting convicted felons from owning firearms, Levy said."

Faculty name: 
Richard Levy