Due to the recent tragedy in the State of Arizona I feel it is important to bring up this information.
"We can do this without undermining our constitutional rights. In fact, the failure to act will undermine those rights. For no one is free in America where parents have to worry when they drop off their children for day care or when you are the target of assassination simply because you work for our government. No one is free in America when large numbers of our fellow citizens must always be looking over their shoulders."
-Bill Clinton Michigan State University Commencement , May 5, 1995
Bill Clinton gave a commencement speech at Michigan State University and during that speech he urged the House and the Senate to pass his anti-terror legislation in response to Oklahoma City. In this extremely controversial proposal, the Department of Defense would've been assigned an increased role in domestic terrorism incidents. Civil liberties experts warned that it would violate the tenants of "civil supremacy over the military". Rush Limbaugh on his television show expressed dismay for Clinton wanting using the military in domestic police action. After the recent shooting, there's no telling what legislation could be coming in the name of protecting government officials. I'd say it's unlikely that Obama would pass such extreme legislation such as this.