BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Biden taking executive action on guns today:

“The Second Amendment is a foundational part of our country and key to protecting our freedoms. Diminishing the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise that right won’t make our streets safer, but it could put good people in harm’s way. President Biden is overstepping his legal authority and undermining the Constitution, taking action which will encourage states to enact extreme gun control legislation and limit the ways people can protect themselves and their families. The administration should consider enforcing the laws we already have in place and focus on mental health efforts to address the root cause of violence, not unilaterally weaponizing the federal government to infringe upon the American people’s fundamental rights.”