America on the Brink of Gun Control

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President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearms buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

The announcement will set off a fierce confrontation with Congress over an issue that has riven American society for decades. Obama’s far-reaching firearms agenda has at best tepid support from his party leaders and puts him at loggerheads with Democratic centrists.

Obama also is expected to present up to 19 executive actions that his administration will take, the lawmakers and advocates said. These steps include enhanced federal scientific research on gun violence and a modernized federal database system to track guns, criminals and the mentally ill.

Obama’s proposals amount to the most comprehensive federal regulations of the firearms industry since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson acted in the aftermath of high-profile assassinations.

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8 responses to “America on the Brink of Gun Control

  1. Good Morning America :D

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  2. Deprivation of a right of possession by the weapon is accepted when the country is on the edge of an abyss. And weapon deprivation at law-abiding citizens, leads to growth of crimes.

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  3. We shall now see if Rep. Steve Stockman follows through on his threat to bring impeachment proceedings to the floor of the House if Obama continues down this road on gun control.
    It will be interesting to see how much support it gets if he does.
    Keep in mind that Clinton was impeached in the House, but the Senate never convicted him, therefore he remained in office.
    None of the executive orders being proposed today would have prevented Sandy Hook.
    His mother was never diagnosed as mentally ill.
    She made a grave mistake.
    She should have locked up the guns knowing that her son was unstable.

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