MESSAGE TO CONGRESS: get over yourselves. You are attempting to manipulate us for election cycle votes- this has nothing to do with whether Pres Obama exceeded authority or not. He didn't but you are (and have been, with the help of Faux News) counting on We, the People not to know better and to just blindly listen to you. TO THE VOTERS: this issue exists intentionally. Pres Obama has asked for 7 years for Congress to do something (ANYTHING) to enforce existing gun legislation (legislation which many of the sitting congressmen and women voted for- these guys sit in office for 30+ yrs). After doing everything but beg, he finally decided to take action WITHIN THE SCOPE OF HIS AUTHORITY (remember, he is a Constitutional scholar and attorney) to enforce the EXISTING legislation. This vote is all bluster to get you to stand behind whichever candidate will say whatever is the best talking point of the day surrounding the issue at whichever rally they are at. The GOP knew this (or something like it) would happen and was simply waiting to be able to capitalize on it. Watch the RNC debates, listen to the stumping speeches, listen to the congressmen with the (R) next to their name and it is all just talk. Nobody has come to take your guns away, nobody but the NRA and GOP candidates up for office even suggest it as a possibility. Slow down, take a breath, and think for yourself. There is no great conspiracy (on either side), just a hot button topic used to manipulate you into voting for a candidate that has nothing at all to do with the second amendment and never will.