Many Republicans and other opponents, as expected, pounced on the announcement, the only difference being the degree of the rhetoric.
Speaker Paul Ryan called it constitutional overreach, and promised court action.
Jeb Bush called it unlawful, Rubio unconstitutional, Huckabee “belligerent abuse of power,” and on and on. And now, the president takes his case to the American people.
President Obama is obsessed with undermining the 2nd Amendment. https://t.co/cG77lPTX0U pic.twitter.com/8JSaBNBRjg
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 6, 2016
NEW VIDEO: I will fight as hard as I can against any effort by Pres. Obama to challenge our 2nd Amendment rights. https://t.co/zdiunpuwDd
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 5, 2016