Obama Announces 23 Executive Actions on Gun Violence
He says there are common-sense steps that can be taken to prevent tragedies like Newtown.
In a White House event on Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his next steps in reducing gun violence. The official press release from the Office of the Secretary cited four major next steps and 23 executive actions, including the President’s plan to close background check loopholes, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health services.
Of the 23 executive actions, the President will nominate a Director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF) and push multiple rules and procedures that make the background check system more accessible and efficient. In what seems like a foreshadowing of an ad campaign, the NRA released a video calling the President an “elitist hypocrite,” taking aim at his children and their ability to receive 24-hour security from law enforcement. (Washington Post)