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Rep. Steve Stockman threatens to impeach Obama over guns

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.) says he's willing to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Obama should the White House implement new gun regulations through executive action.

"The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic," Stockman said in a statement. "I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment."