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Thu January 17, 2013
All Politics are Local

Paul Vows to Oppose Gun Limits

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told a packed room Wednesday in the Capital Plaza Hotel that he would oppose any effort by President Barack Obama to “usurp the Second Amendment” through executive order. “I would fight that with every bone in my body,” Paul, R-Ky., told members of the Frankfort Rotary Club. Obama signed 23 executive orders Wednesday in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre and other recent shootings. He also said he planned to push for legislation to ban assault weapons, limit high-capacity magazines and expand background checks.

Sen. Rand Paul, left, talks with World War II veteran John Hammond at the Frankfort Rotary Club meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Sen. Rand Paul, left, talks with World War II veteran John Hammond at the Frankfort Rotary Club meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Credit Dylan Buell/The State Journal