Republican proposes defunding the Department of Justice to block Obama's executive order on guns

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Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) has a plan to block President Obama's executive order on guns: Defund the Department of Justice.

"I have formally notified Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch that I will aggressively protect our Second Amendment rights using Congress' power of the purse," Culberson wrote in a letter to Lynch. He explained that "if the Department of Justice attempted to create new restrictions on our Constitutional rights," he would "use every tool at [his] disposal to immediately restrict their access to federal funding." Culberson serves as the chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee, overseeing the Justice Department.

"The House Appropriations Committee will not provide the resources to your department for the development or implementation of unlawful limitations on the unambiguous Second Amendment rights of Americans," Culberson told Lynch.

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