Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about her desire to use a national emergency to enact gun control regulations. From February 14, 2019:
just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people.
You want to talk about a national emergency? Let’s talk about today, the one year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America. That’s a national emergency. Why don’t you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. But a Democratic president can do that. Democratic president can declare emergencies as well. So, the precedent that the President is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans.
And of course, we will respond accordingly when we review our options. First we have to see what the President actually says.