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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on "Happening Now" today that Congress should try to cut off funding for President Obama's executive actions on gun control. 

Paul said the president is trying to "write laws" after declaring that he has a "pen and a phone" and doesn't need Congressional approval to carry out his agenda.

"It's not the way our Founding Fathers intended," said Paul.

He said a bill he has put forth would stop the funding for Obama's executive orders, deeming the spending "advisory" instead of mandatory. 

"If it passed, we would stop him. ... We've given up the power of the purse," said Paul.

He said once the spending passes in Congress, via massive legislation that "nobody is reading" - it's much more difficult to defund a program because it requires Democrats to go along in the Senate. 

Watch the interview above.

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