Rand Paul

Rand Paul: Obama Acting "Like a King"

Promises to fight any attempt to use executive actions to restrict guns

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that President Obama was acting "like a king or a monarch" as the White House considers enforcing new gun laws through executive orders.

"I'm against having a king," Paul said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. "I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress — that's someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch."

Obama on Wednesday will unveil his proposals to stem gun violence, which are expected to include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips, as well as increased background checks on gun buyers.