Skip to comments.Resistance to the Presidentís Gun Control Plan Continues to Build
Posted on 01/17/2013 5:42:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Admitting that passing his ambitious plan to rein in shooting incidents such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last month would be difficult, President Obama published a 22-page explanation of exactly what he has in mind. There are four common-sense steps we can take right now, according to the White House blog. The two steps meeting the most resistance are:
1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands, and
2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Highlights of his plan include requiring background checks for all gun sales, reinstating and strengthening the assault weapons ban, restoring the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines and getting rid of armor-piercing bullets. The paper went on to explain why:
Right now, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to run background checks on those buying guns, but studies estimate that nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are made by private sellers who are exempt from this requirement. As the President said following the Newtown tragedy, keeping guns out of the wrong hands starts with legislation to require background checks for all gun sales .
Several recent mass shootings involved high-capacity ammunition magazines that were prohibited from 1994 to 2004. Many of the mass shooters used the type of semiautomatic rifles that were the target of the assault weapons ban. It is time for Congress to renew the 10-round limit on magazines, and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban
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Sure, and there was resistance to Obamacare too. I don’t believe it.
Not 'sales" (where money or other valuta changes hands)
The Great One hit it out of the park, as usual...
Ask them how they define “armor piercing bullets”. It would ban every deer hunting round in the book.