Obama To Use Executive Action & More On Gun Control

This was a surprisingly unbiased article for the Washington Post. It just lays out what Barry’s trying to do. They will ask for the stars, so they can whittle the field down to just getting the moon.

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.

A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.

To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses. White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda […]

In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action, according to interest-group leaders who have discussed options with Biden and key Cabinet secretaries. Possibilities include changes to federal mental-health programs and modernization of gun-tracking efforts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“Simply coming up with one or two aspects of it really falls short of the magnitude of the gun issue in the country,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum[…]

Adler, who has submitted recommendations to Biden’s group, said he has told administration officials that they need to pursue multiple measures to increase their chances of success.

“We can’t put all our protection-effort eggs in one basket with one piece of legislation,” he said. “We’ve got to do more than that.”

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5 Responses to Obama To Use Executive Action & More On Gun Control

  1. Greg B says:

    The real question is, does zero REALLY want this fight?
    I think there might just be a little screwing around with this. I see the likely outcome is an attempt to make the whole country like CA.
    Maybe a ban on 30 rd magazines. That’s NEW mags. Confiscating the hundreds of millions of already existing mags would be no more successful that trying to confiscate the weapons themselves.

  2. Jim22 says:

    “…does zero REALLY want this fight?”

    I think so. Americans will fight back against confiscation. Then he will send in the Marines – or National Guard. Then comes martial law.

    That’s a win for a would-be tyrant.

  3. sortahwitte says:

    An executive order doing all this would be equal to treason. For an issue such as this to be implemented by going around the legislative branch would be at best a constitutional crisis. Then, if the legislative and judicial branches continued to sit on their thumbs, it would get into the realm of the unthinkable. Our next course of action is defined in several documents including the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I am afraid the pResident has no clue to what he could be starting. I know ‘bumbling joe’ doesn’t.

  4. messup says:

    Obama is going to try for a third term in office. View this and decide. If his “socialist agenda” isn’t completed in his second term…looks like his minions are paving the way for his really “closing-the-deal” his third term. Pray. Amen.

  5. messup says:

    This is Mike Savage’s opinion on Obama’s real intentions. 30 years as President? He will have more than doubled FDR’s 12 years in office. And FDR shredded the US Constitution with his 3,466 Executive Orders (E.O.6071 to E.O.9537). FDR’s terms ran from 1933 to 1945 when he died of Polio.

    Obama will try his level best to usurp the US Constitution and alter it as never before (until FDR). And We The People are living with the abominations FDR legated to us…until this date. Why, just look at the zoo called “entitlements.” How is this going to ever be fixed? Now Obamacare, next Amnesty, another 10,000 pages of new rules and regulations for 2013. Expanded government workers and staff to implement these Obama-abominations.Pray for Our Republic. Amen.