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WV delegation weighs in on Obama gun control

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — President Obama’s decision to tighten gun-control laws through executive order is another example of government overreach that won’t prevent gun tragedies, according to West Virginia’s congressional delegation.

Obama’s move to require more gun dealers to be licensed and more buyers to undergo background checks will only impact law-abiding citizens, the lawmakers said.

“Like most Americans, I want to prevent future incidents of violence and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said. “Unfortunately, the president has decided to once again circumvent Congress and govern by executive overreach.”

All the president’s action has done is to further divide both sides of the gun-control debate and infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens, Capito said.

“Instead of acting unilaterally, the president should work with Congress…

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