Obama’s ‘New Executive Actions’ on Gun Control; Two New Measures
BY DANIEL HALPER
AUG 29, 2013
The White House just announced two new executive measures for gun control. The announcement came to reporters via email.
“FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence,” the subject of the announcement reads.
“Today, the Obama administration announced two new common-sense executive actions to keep the most dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands and ban almost all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities. These executive actions build on the 23 executive actions that the Vice President recommended as part of the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan and the President unveiled on January 16, 2013,” reads the White House’s announcement.
Even as Congress fails to act on common-sense proposals, like expanding criminal background checks and making gun trafficking a federal crime, the President and Vice President remain committed to using all the tools in their power to make progress toward reducing gun violence.
Building on the 23 Executive Actions the President and Vice President Unveiled Last January