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derosa8
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Further question:

I’ve hear that the President may try to enact gun legislation by executive order. Does anyone know the constitutional limits of executive orders? It seems that they should not exceed the enumerated executive powers in Article II, but Presidents have used them for all kinds of things.

Does anyone know the historical context of how this power expanded? What CANNOT be enacted by executive order?