Obama’s New Gun Safety Rules To Anger Firearms Owners
President Prepares to Unveil New Gun Safety Rules
The New American
Friday, July 8, 2011
The Obama administration is in the process of preparing gun safety measures, just six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot. The proposal is expected to anger both gun advocates and gun opponents, the latter of whom will likely assert that the measures are not bold enough.
The White House has been unspecific about the details, but according to White House spokesman Jay Carney (left), the new safety rules will be made public “in the near future.”
The Blaze explains, “What is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues, like banning assault weapons, but could include executive action to strengthen the background check system or other steps.”
Carney said on Thursday,
The president directed the attorney general to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common-sense measures that would improve American safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights. That process is well under way at the Department of Justice, with stakeholders on all sides working through these complex issues, and we expect to have some more specific announcements in the near future.
The measure is sure to please anti-gun groups, at least to an extent, as they have criticized the Obama administration for not taking stringent enough actions against guns and their owners. Many predicted that the Democrats would use the six-month anniversary shooting of Representative Giffords and six other people in Tucson, Arizona, as an opportunity to push further gun controls.