WH Readies 19 Executive Orders on Guns

The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group of sympathetic House Democrats on the road ahead in the latest White House outreach to invested groups.

The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation, a topic Biden did not address in Monday’s meeting.

“It was all focusing on enforcing existing law, administering things like improving the background database, things like that that do not involve a change in the law but enforcing and making sure that the present law is administered as well as possible,” said Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.).

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11 comments on “WH Readies 19 Executive Orders on Guns
  1. Aalee says:

    2012 -2013 will be remembered as the time in history when all gun and ammo sales records were broken. So is the goal of these idiots to disarm, arm, or bankrupt gun owners?

  2. RobinPC says:

    Ex-Order #1 all people that buy ammunition in the future WILL have a “666″ tatooed in their foreheads, in an area that is readily visible to anyone. Congressmen and democraps are exempted.

  3. Doc says:

    It would only take a million very ticked off armed American Patriots to put the country back on track.

    • RobinPC says:

      Doc, I love your posts and agree with almost all you say. I would not offend you for any reason I can think of – but – with my old failing eyes, the thumb nail picture next to your name, sorry, but it makes me see “Harry Ried” (I WILL go and wash my mouth out).

    • oldtimer says:

      We need to do it.

  4. danclamage says:

    The Executive Orders rightly can only administer existing law. Obama cannot reinstate the assault weapons ban or limit magazine size. That would be unconstitutional, and quickly overturned. He might try to make things more difficult administratively. But again, it would infringe on the Second Amendment, and clearly be unconstitutional.
    Actually, Obama has already done several unconstitutional things, and should be impeached.

  5. rchguns says:

    The social progressives have been working for this point for many years. I ask her lawmakers one question,” are you ready and willing to start a civil war”?

  6. Ron G says:

    How about a background check on the president! Would have been nice if the press had run one prior to his being nominated.