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Obama Unveils Plan to Reduce Gun Violence: VIDEO

President Obama has unveiled his gun plan, the HuffPost reports:

Guns_obamaThe proposal, which comes at the end of a month-long review process spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden, is broken down into four key subsections: law enforcement, the availability of dangerous firearms and ammunition, school safety and mental health.

In an effort to touch on all four of those elements, the president recommended requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales; reinstating the assault weapons ban; restoring a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines; eliminating armor-piercing bullets; providing mental health services in schools; allocating funds to hire more police officers; and instituting a federal gun trafficking statute, among other policies. The cost of the package, senior officials estimated, would be roughly $500 million, some of which could come from already budgeted funds.

Because these recommendations require congressional approval, the administration is supplementing its proposal with 23 executive actions that will be taken immediately. Those actions include requiring federal agencies to hand over relevant data for a background check system; providing law enforcement officials, first responders and school officials with better training for active shooting situations; directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence; and many more.

Watch part of his press conference, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Obama has courage! In the face of the new outrageous NRA commercial of we all should rally against.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jan 16, 2013 1:05:02 PM


  2. and the only people who'll object to this will be the people who'd fail the requirements.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 16, 2013 1:08:37 PM


  3. @ littlekiwi

    YEPP

    Posted by: Moz's | Jan 16, 2013 1:22:33 PM


  4. I wonder if he knocked out the gun show loophole. That bothers me the most.

    Posted by: Fensox | Jan 16, 2013 1:30:06 PM


  5. Remember what Rachel Maddow pointed out... The NRA supported a number of candidates: the success rate was < 1%.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jan 16, 2013 1:36:02 PM


  6. @Fensox - He asked Congress to close it. His exec orders are mostly just administrative streamlining. The Tea congress will of course do nothing.

    Posted by: melvin | Jan 16, 2013 1:58:33 PM


  7. With ALL the insanity......
    I did as he asked......
    Wrote the Governor- Local State Senator- Congressman and the House Senator voicing my opinion against assault weapons. If really needed- Let those people "shoot" within a "Control and Regulated" environment.

    I asked my "hunter friend" this morning for his opinion. He was even against hand pistols. But a hunting rifle with one bullet....that's fine.


    Posted by: anothy | Jan 16, 2013 2:03:48 PM


  8. Mental health services in schools? Are they going to psychologically profile each student? 10 bullets? So they just bring more clips? This is more showy than substantive.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 16, 2013 7:39:10 PM


  9. Oh ANON, just more babble from you.

    Posted by: HUH? | Jan 16, 2013 8:37:59 PM


  10. You need to change your culture.

    You are creating a LAWLESS Society.

    These guns should not be sold to the general public.

    Posted by: radical53 | Jan 16, 2013 11:51:53 PM


  11. Nice to be here and see your post!

    Posted by: charmingdate | Jan 17, 2013 2:39:10 AM


  12. Anothy, the Second Amendment isn't about hunting. It's not about target shooting and it's not about King George. The Second Amendment is about the defense of liberty. Your right to self defense is well established. There is no room for debate here. The Second Amendment protects and individual right to keep and bear arms. This has been clarified by the Supreme Court. The OPERATIVE clause is, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." So that means that anyone who takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution, cannot try to infringe on the Second Amendment. Clever of those old Founding Fathers, wasn't it?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jan 17, 2013 12:28:18 PM


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