Report: Obama May Announce 19 “Executive Actions” on Gun Control, “All Focusing on Enforcing Existing Law” – 1/14/13
It appears President Barack Obama is going to announce a set of “Executive actions” to push his anti-2nd Amendment agenda later this week. Vice-President Joe Biden has reportedly given Obama a set of recommendations, and the actions by Executive Order may only tweak existing laws and give Obama cover to appear he is doing something significant to please his Left-wing base.
POLITICO: The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group of sympathetic House Democrats on the road ahead in the latest White House outreach to invested groups. . . .
The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said.
“It was all focusing on enforcing existing law, administering things like improving the background database, things like that that do not involve a change in the law but enforcing and making sure that the present law is administered as well as possible,” said Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.). . . . Read More