Obama and his Gun Control Press Conference today 1/16/13... as he had children there, who had written him asking for gun control and a set of parents from Newtown Connecticut.
He said that those that sell guns to criminals and under the table need to be convicted. When will he arrest his own Attorney General - Eric Holder? Eric Holder sold all those guns in "Fast and Furious" to illegal immigrants and Mexican criminals. That has been Proven!
He signed Executive orders (2 dozen). He said people call their Congress and demand gun control and put pressure on them. He said over 70% of NRA members want some gun control (as per a poll) and he said don't let the NRA run the conversation on fear. He said if Congress does not act... Then HE WILL... With the POWER of his office!
He wants a ban on Assault weapons
No clips with more than 10 rounds
Universal Background checks
He said he will be giving Congress his full recommendations and he expects Congress to act on them quickly, without delay.
He of course spewed a lot more rhetoric about the children and doing it for their future. (My thought... if it was for the children's future of this country, then he would make sure they lived and had the Freedoms that the Fore Founders gave to us in the Constitution. He would not have signed NDAA and taken all the other Freedoms away. )
He of course said how much the 2nd amendment means to him and for the people to have the "Right to Bear Arms."
Here are what his Executive Orders Comprise of:
The entire list of the actions Mr. Obama is taking comprises:
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.11. Nominate an ATF director.12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.