I am hoping this thread stays a little more inline with Executive Order route than Gun control itself. This isn't even about the legality of it, although that topic should be included here as well, but do you think a law of this magnitude should have been made by one man? I assume most already know my stance. I think that even if this was legal for him to do it degrades the office in which he holds. We are a Republic that is represented by a group of people and not just one man. Using EO for small things is understandable, but for things that you know won't pass unless you do is an abuse of power IMO. Edit: Some have posted about background check, but wanted to send a link for the 23 items in the EO. Executive Orders for gun safety.