I think his executive order(s) will go further than background checks. He has been testing the waters for quite sometime and Congress has done very little to stop him. His executive orders on amnesty are now going to be heard by the Supreme Court and we all know how his e.o. wound up with gay marriage. I don’t see Congress effectively stopping him on infringing on the 2nd amendment.
Obama executive action on guns to require background checks for more sales
President Obama’s series of executive actions on guns will require background checks for those purchased from dealers even if they’re bought online or at gun shows, the White House announced late Monday.
The Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will also issue updated guidance that says the government can consider someone a gun dealer regardless of where the guns are sold.
The actions, which Obama will formally unveil Tuesday, mark a renewed bid by the president to enact gun control measures with or without Congress.
Republicans accused the president of going too far, and already have threatened to fight the new measures by withholding DOJ funding. The guidance, though, aims to achieve a long-time administration goal of narrowing the gun show loophole.
In an attempt to prevent gun purchases from falling through the cracks, the FBI will hire 230 more examiners to process background checks, the White House said.
The FBI has a computerized system that can process background checks for many in seconds, but in instances where the FBI needs more time, the government only has three days before prospective buyers can return and buy the gun without being cleared…
Meanwhile … 124 Anti-gun Democrats Introduce Semi-Auto Gun and Magazine Ban in House of Representatives. This is different than the original assault weapons ban.
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