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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inside The President’s Gun Control Plan

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and children who wrote the president about gun violence following last month's shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., prepares to sit down to sign executive orders on Wednesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and children who wrote the president about gun violence following last month’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., prepares to sit down to sign executive orders on Wednesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Barack Obama has announced a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children.

The package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine and it would close loopholes in the gun sale background check system.

Obama also is signing 23 executive actions – which require no congressional approval – including several aimed at improving access to data for background checks. A presidential memorandum will instruct the Centers for Disease Control to research causes and prevention of gun violence.

In addition, Obama will nominate Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones currently is the acting director of the agency.

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions:

Gun Violence Reduction Fact Sheet:


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  • David S

    Regarding the NRA’s repugnant ad: yes, the President, and by extension his kids are more important than you or your kids and they often have specific threats against them.

    Such an obnoxious ad.

  • http://www.ohioken.com Ken Palosi

    I am appalled by the NRA ad that brought the president’s children into this picture. This ad should be condemned by all of us. Last night I attended a local school board meeting concerning security in our local school system. The local police chief and the superintendent of schools attended the meeting and they along with a majority of us in attendence are opposed to armed guards in schools. The NRA’s only solution to addressing the gun problem in America is more guns! It is time for all caring Americans to take a stand against the NRA and their selfserving agenda. It is also the time for all of us to take a stand against all of the violence that permeates today’s America. For more of my views on this please see http://ohioken.com/2012/12/27/it-is-time-for-us-to-take-a-stand-against-violence/ .

    • X-Ray

      But the ad is true, isn’t it?

      • http://www.ohioken.com Ken Palosi

        X-Ray. The ad could have been written by Karl Rove for the NRA. Protecting the president’s children is part and parcel of protecting the president himself. The ad is aimed directly at those reactionary members of the NRA whose only solution to protecting our school children is more guns!

  • Al

    The plan is to disarm the public. Period.

    As the economy continues to tank, the ranks of the unemployed swell, the endless corruption in Washington and Wall Street goes unchecked, the infrastructure of the US deteriorates and the tax payer monies being sent overseas by the billions as foreign aid, the masses are stirring. Add to that the single digit approval rating of the US Congress. A den of parasites answering to the special interests of K Street in Washington.
    This governments fears its people more than the enemies its created for the military-industrial complex to fight overseas.
    The aim is to disarm America. Sandy Hook like Aurora and the others were “false flag” operations to find ways to pass legislation to control weapons. Over 76 of these incidences  over the years involving the so called “lone gunmen”, were on anti-depressants.
    If you are going to attack the gun lobby, what about Big Pharma the role of their drugs with these shooters?
    Of course Big Pharma won’t be touched. Their ads for drugs are plastered all over the TV, on the radio and in print.  Billions are spent annually advertising these “legal” drugs to the public.  So inthe end, you don’t bite the hand that feeds you. 


    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Red-StateLiberal/100001979033599 Red StateLiberal

      Al, by the way, is a charter member of the tin-foil hat society.

      • Ben

        Take your medications Red State Trash and go back to sleep.
        Its obvious that the brainwashing has done its job on you via the mainstream media. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Red-StateLiberal/100001979033599 Red StateLiberal

    Wayne La Pew and his NRA Pro-Violence lobby are the biggest threat to safety and security this country knows. Of course the Presidents family has armed security. They do because the Pro-Violence lobby would do them harm. I don’t want my kids to have to be surrounded by armed guards just to go to school. What kind of screwed up country is this?

  • X-Ray

    So now, by Executive Order, gun owenership is a disease to be studied by the CDC! Amazing.

  • Garofalochris

    as long as the president is in office, his children ARE more important as they could be used to force his hand by terrorists. also, the secret service have no doubt gone through all kinds of background checks and are probably not using assault rifles with a 30+ round magazine.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Freed/1396413685 James Freed

       Actually they carry a semi-automatic hand gun and an H&K MP5 machine gun (yes an automatic machine gun) with a 32 round clip, both neatly concealed under their suit jacket. I’m pretty sure they carry more than 1 clip, but that is not public information.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Freed/1396413685 James Freed

    Like many comentators in the media, the moderator failed to tell the whole truth. Yes, the Secret Service guards the President’s children.  That’s a fact.  However, the school employs 11 well-armed well-trained security guards.  They were there before the President enrolled his children, they will be there long after the President transfers them to their next private school. Why? This private school educates the children and grandchildren of many of our elected leader in Congress. They (our elected leaders) are quick to tell us that our children are safe in “gun free zones” while their own children are guarded by armed security.

    I’m not an owner of semi-automatic guns.  I’m not a member of the NRA. I just abhor hearing half truths.   

  • It

    It is comical that the liberals who say they want a dialogue on gun issues are so quick to question the NRA ad and jump on the white house talking points about it. The ad did not attack the kids or say they did not need the security. Its point that all kids should have the same protection in school is valid. It is obvious that the potus doesn’t see it that way because number 18, about resource officers, is a joke. Saying they are going to allow federal money to be used for hiring resource officers when there is not even enough money to pay for all the federal mandates saddled on our schools is an insult to any intelligent person. That is is just a smoke screen that gives them a talking point and means nothing.

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