Democrats want to outlaw 120 specifically-named firearms including certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns.
Leave it to the Obama administration to continue to chip away at our Constitutional rights in the wake of a tragedy. You'd think they would put the connection between gun violence and mental health/stability issues, the economic crisis leading to more violent crimes and the lack of security in 'gun free zones', but now they would rather limit individual rights of law abiding citizens than address the real issues and problems our country faces.
The Blaze reports:
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday told a group of sympathetic House Democrats that the White House has identified 19 executive actions President Barack Obama can take to unilaterally act on gun control, Politico reports.
Because the Obama administration understands that enacting sweeping gun control legislation through Congress would be difficult, it has placed an emphasis on the use of executive orders to get around Congress, the elected representatives of the American people, and strengthen gun regulations.
Among the executive actions Biden is believed to have recommended to Obama are tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks, elevating gun trafficking to a felony charge and ending limits that make it harder for the federal government to research gun violence. But remember, there are reportedly 19 of them that the White House will consider.
The president’s proposals are also expected to include steps for improving school safety and mental health care, as well as recommendations for addressing violence in entertainment and video games. Pro-gun rights groups, including the NRA, have long insisted that insufficient mental health care and violent images are more to blame for mass shootings than the availability of guns.
According to Politico, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said she told Biden the White House should do as much as it can without Congress.
“I urged him to do as much by executive order as possible,” she said. “Frankly, I don’t have a lot of confidence that this Congress is going to do anything significant.”
White House officials believe moving swiftly on gun proposals at a national level, before the shock over the Newtown shooting fades, gives Obama the best chance to get his proposals through Congress. Several pro-gun rights lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, said in the days following the shooting that they were open to discussing possible control measures.
Video: @ProjectVeritas_ Journalists, Politicians Refuse to Post Lawn Sign saying "HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE" http://sco.lt/4h1y65
Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman upholds the 2nd Ammendment-Will Not Enforce Any Federal Gun Grabshttp://sco.lt/5cHzUX
Obama’s Gun Task Force Member Has Son Convicted Of Planning School Mass Murder http://sco.lt/7qxclF
Former fireman puts Celina school through his own ‘active-shooter’ drill http://sco.lt/7Sgv8j
Legal Gun Saves 2-Month Old Child: http://t.co/uxhpaZRH ;… Try telling this man that "more guns are not the answer."
Armed School Resource Officer Carolyn Gudger Stops Gunman From Killing School Principal and Othershttp://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2013/01/armed-school-resource-officer-carolyn.html ;
Many parents in Newtown, where the most recent mass shooting took place, prefer keeping armed cops on each campus since the killing of 20 children and 6 staff members occurred last month at Sandy Hook Elementary, see http://t.co/0jtffZJn
it has been reported that many of the children are still afraid to play outside at recess, but the families and children feel safer with armed police patrolling the schools.
Since 1950 Most Mass Shootings Occured in Gun Free Zones--Making People Targets http://sco.lt/5hLdtx ;
Prominent rifle manufacturer killed in mysterious car crash&Popular gun rights advocate found shot in hea... |http://sco.lt/6HRrU1 ;
FBI data:the average American is more likely to be killed by “hands, fists” or “feet” than "assault" riflehttp://sco.lt/6UCJdJ ;
Gun-ban Chicago: Nearly 15,000 murders since 1990--446/489 children killed this year alone! http://sco.lt/5kfaT3 ; ;
Petition to counter anti-gun nuts w/over 9K signatures...we need MORE http://sco.lt/6MFFsP ;
WH got 200K agnst guns,we MUST counteract it http://t.co/YE1DCNTb ; << Sign both!!
Mental Illness, Mass Killings&The Media
Study: Guns used successfully for defensive purposes up to 2.5M times/year http://sco.lt/9GZ4mP ;
Poll: Only 44% Want Obama To Pass Gun Control Laws…liberals don't care about factshttp://sco.lt/8lxAHp ;
Newtown mom wants voice in gun control discussion--Parents nationwide should have a voice! http://sco.lt/66QY0v ;
Preserving Liberties And Protecting Schoolchildren Should Allow for Local Control Not Federal Control http://sco.lt/8YdwW1 ;
Former fireman puts Celina school through his own ‘active-shooter’ drill http://sco.lt/7Sgv8j ;
Obama’s Gun Task Force Member Has Son Convicted Of Planning School Mass Murder http://sco.lt/7qxclF ;
EXCLUSIVE: NY Paper Publishes Legal Gun Permit Holders Names in Print & Online! http://sco.lt/72tAzR ;
Poll:Would you choose a secure school or a "gun free" school for your children? http://shar.es/hJbkP ;
Rahm Emmanuel's kids protected by armed, on duty police at University of Chicago Laboratory School http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/26/Rahm-s-Kids-School-Protected-by-Armed-On-Duty-Police ; ;
Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting, delivered on Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript) http://sco.lt/5432bB ;
Sheriff: Bullied Calif. teen planned attack on classmates--stole shotgun from his brother http://sco.lt/7zRgO1 ;
EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap http://sco.lt/64xQQr ;
'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals Adam Lanza had 'online devil worshiping page' as childhood bar..http://sco.lt/7ugTJp ;
Obama Let 1 Billion Dollars in School Security Funds Lapse Before Sandy Hook Mass Shooting http://sco.lt/6Zt8Rl ;
Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals http://sco.lt/84z24v ;
Pictures of The victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting - May God Bless Their Souls&Comfort ...http://sco.lt/5FlnnN ;
The Mind of a School Shooter--Not All Are Crazy,Most Are Just Angry http://sco.lt/4p9uLp ;
Connecticut Mental Health Bill Defeated Months Before Deadly School Shooting-ACLU said 'infringed on pati...http://sco.lt/5Z4Wdl ;
Newtown Victims Pictures, Profiles and Possible Clues That Should Have Been Caught http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2012/12/newtown-victims-pictures-profiles-and.html ;
Updated:Kindergarten Killers--Another Mass Murder;Two Crimes | http://sco.lt/6MFFsP ;
Word's from a Father who lost his daughter in COLUMBINE 12 YEARS AGO!!Congress Is Still Not Listening! http://sco.lt/6bzzaz ;
The Supreme Court, of course, has recognized that under the Constitution, honest people have a right to defend themselves with firearms, inside and outside the home
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit acknowledges 2nd amendment right to concealed weapons
Blog turns tables on gun map paper - Katie Glueckhttp://sco.lt/57IpIf ;
A Call To Action to Restore America & What's Really Destroying America http://sco.lt/78C6c5