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GOP fears executive order on biometric guns

By Ramsey Cox

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is warning the Obama administration to not issue  an executive order requiring that all new guns be made with biometric  technology, such as finger-print recognition or bracelets. Cornyn raised the issue in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, who in  testimony earlier this month highlighted biometric bracelets and fingerprint  identification as a safety issue.

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“Your  testimony has raised serious concerns for my constituents given President  Obama’s track-record of acting beyond the scope of his legal authority and your  hostility to the individual right to self-defense under the Second Amendment,”  Cornyn wrote. “Is the Obama administration currently exploring the possibility  of an executive order requiring all firearms to possess the technology  capabilities you referenced in your testimony?”   Cornyn also asked Holder if the administration has any legal standing to make  such a requirement on gun features, and expressed concern about how biometric  guns could make it easier for the federal government to create a national gun  owner database — something Cornyn said would violate privacy rights. Read more: thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/203747-cornyn-to-holder-will-obama-force-biometric-guns#ixzz2zHtdyitL Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

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