Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

Jan 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement after President Obama announced a series of executive actions on his gun control agenda:

“It’s troubling that President Obama continues to ignore the Constitutional role of Congress by pursuing yet another set of executive actions.  Rather than infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens I believe we must focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill by enforcing the laws currently on the books and better addressing the root cause of many gun-related tragedies:  mental health illness.”