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Obama to Impose New Gun Control Curbs Next Week

January 01, 2016  | 

President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week, according to several individuals briefed on the matter.

White House officials declined to comment on Obama’s plans beyond releasing his weekly radio address on Friday, a day earlier than usual. But according to those familiar with the proposal, who asked for anonymity because it was not yet public, the president will expand new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.

The president will also use his executive authority in several other areas, these individuals told the Washington Post, but the overall package has not yet been finalized.

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Concerned Citizen @ 1/1/2016 7:57 PM

Everything Obama does is Illegal. Yet he thinks everyone who opposes him is stupid. People can tell not by his words but by his actions that he's trying to Confiscate Guns from Law Abiding Citizens. He might smile with Jerry Seinfeld and try to portray himself as "Middle of the Road." All the while he plots like Stalin, Mao and Castro to take people's guns away from them like a True Communist! Then Obama talks about how he gets "Letters from "Responsible Gun Owners." What a LIE! Anyone that knows what the 2A is about would never write to man who wants to Slaughter anyone who disagrees with him like Chairman Mao. Yet his followers think he never lies and is Infoulable. While he makes up Bogus stories like Gun Owners writing to him? Where's the proof? What's the name of these "Gun Owners?" Who allegedly write to Obama demanding "Gun Control?" Gun Control is PEOPLE CONTROL! Just like Climate Change taxes! We are all prisoners to the NWO if things don't change soon!

Percy @ 1/2/2016 2:54 AM

Concerned Citizen says "All the while he plots like Stalin, Mao and Castro to take people's guns away from them like a True Communist!"

And he's from Africa, and a Muslim.

Do you actually have a gun and a badge, or a soother and a sippy cup?

Have you met S.S.?

Mike @ 1/2/2016 9:15 AM

”This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”

-Adolph Hitler, 1935, on The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany

Rich @ 1/2/2016 9:38 AM

I have a hand gun permit. I want 100% back ground checks for all states for all guns purchased.My self and other gun owners have nothing to hide. If a back ground check helps save one life its worth it. If you are a responsible gun owner you should have no issue with a background check.

Matthew temkin @ 1/2/2016 10:23 AM

I do not believe that the liberals will be content with just the expanded background checks.
However, compromise means just that-- give to get.
So, how about allowing pistol permits to be valid in all 50 states in exchange for universal background check.
Do that and maybe I won't believe that the liberals are not after total confiscation.

Leith @ 1/2/2016 11:36 AM

Background checks will accomplish nothing other than raise revenue. People who fail background checks will get their firearms, and other illegal weapons the same way they currently do.

A background check will not stop violence. Police and others that undergo a review process along with enhanced security checks sometimes kill their families as well as them selves. Current status and condition doesn't guarantee future behavior, any more that your stock broker can guarantee future performance based on prior years.

Gary @ 1/2/2016 11:51 AM

The background check is not the issue for me what's not advertised yet on main stream is that he plans to outlaw Any magazine over 10 rounds that includes cheater mags that have a capacity limiter. Also proposed is any rifle that accepts interchangeable magazines. Yes this sounds over the top but these are a few things that are on the table in this enactment.

Gary @ 1/2/2016 11:52 AM

Unless your law enforcement or a first responder

Steve @ 1/2/2016 12:35 PM

WORST president in US history!!

Dan @ 1/2/2016 1:00 PM

10 year LEO, still employed, in Southern California, on the streets. Background checks: We cant keep sleeper cell terrorists out of our country, so why does anyone think a background check prior to gun purchase will reduce gun violence? There are ways to get a gun if you want it, legally or not. But, owning a gun does not make a safer country. Owning, training, mandatory, regulated training (maybe twice a year, or you lose permit??), these things make places safer. A society where every person on the street openly carries a loaded firearm..... Do you feel safer, or just hope you are quicker to the draw? If armed people made the country safer, why are LEO's scrutinized for every OIS? Will the same scrutiny be applied to a general Joe Citizen when he shoots someone? There is no real answer to this debate.

Dan @ 1/2/2016 1:07 PM

There has been gun violence since Billy the Kid, Tombstone, and even further back. As for high capacity magazines. Why on earth does the average Joe Citizen need a high capacity magazine? If you cannot hit something with 10 shots, you should not have a loaded firearm on your person, period! Rifle mags, for you hunters, why do you need 20-30 round mags? After the first shot, the deer is gone. 29 more rounds is not going to make a better shot. And unless you plan on joining the military, there is no situation I can think of where you would ever need that many rounds in one magazine, except maybe a zombie apocalypse. Want more bullets? Train on how to do tactical reloads, buy more magazines and carry them, become a better shot instead of "spraying and praying."

Dan @ 1/2/2016 1:13 PM

And finally, then I'll get off my soap box. Here is a perfect example of how guns do not kill people, but the people who shoot guns kill people: and this example has been demonstrated in the past, so I cannot take full credit for it:

If I walk into the middle a crowded diner, Disneyland, football stadium, bathroom stall, you pick the spot where there is public access, and I place a loaded firearm in that area, with a sign that reads: "I am a fully functioning, loaded weapon," and leave it there, that loaded firearm will not kill a single a person until someone picks it up and pulls the trigger. Whether there are 5 rounds, one round, or 30 rounds, does not matter. Point is, the gun is safe until someone makes the decision to use it in an unsafe manner. Now, will a background check prevent the owner of that gun from killing someone unjustifiably, maybe, maybe not. Will taking a driver's license test and having insurance, prevent you from getting into an accident?

Leonard Mather @ 1/2/2016 1:17 PM

Sophistry and illogic will lead to acts such as Obama imagines will work. Be aware that he believes what he concludes is relevant and that his main motivation is in getting votes from those who accept his conclusions. That means support from those Dim of Wit, and those devoid of cognitive dissonance. Obama is a feckless fool who happens to be our POTUS. He WILL fire military leaders that disagree with him. He is arranging for Israel's destruction by way of the Iran deal and sadly, Kerry merely wants his Golden Parachute and cannot disagree.

UncleMike @ 1/2/2016 3:03 PM

For those who think it's OK to accept a "compromise" on gun control.
I was eighteen in 1968 when The Gun Control Act Of 1968 was debated. We were ASSURED by the lying butt nuggets in Congress that GCA 68 would be the LAST piece of gun control legislation EVER needed to stop the gun violence in America. In case no one's noticed WE WERE LIED TO!!! Congress, and the Democrats in particular, cannot be trusted to compromise on anything. They are after total elimination of the Public ownership of firearms. Anyone who doubts this need only read the Democrat proposed "Assault Weapon Ban of 2015" in which they make it clear that their intent is to completely remove all semiautomatic weapons, rifles and handguns, in the U.S. and make the transfer of them, even to your heirs, illegal. I'm fed up with being lied to and remind everyone that the Second Amendment is NOT about hunting or target practice. It was put in place to give Americans the ability to resist tyranny and oppression from outside OR within our Government.

Doc @ 1/2/2016 3:12 PM

Again our dictator know best for us and is going to protect use from these bad guns! I'm tried of him unilaterally forcing his asinine agenda on the American people.

Edward C Smith Jr @ 1/2/2016 3:26 PM

I totally agree with Dan. I am a retired Federal Det.Lt., and Retired Va. Supreme Court Magistrate with over 40 years of total Criminal Justice experience. I was STATE CERTIFIED FIREARMS Instructor and taught in Aade,ies across the State. I still work part time as an Investigator with the State. Dept.of Social Services. Conceal to comlete mandatory training, proffiencey certification and twice annual recertification as retired and active law enforcement personnel are. Background Checks are definitely needed and should be manatoryfor all. The only reason for a person walking around with an openly.display weapon is that they cannot the Conceal Weapon Permit requirements, criminal record, and or just likes to intimidate people. True gunowners, and law abiding citizens have nothing to hide and do not.mine abiding by I am a gunowner / collector and nothoodwinked by or a member of the NRA.

Matt @ 1/2/2016 4:51 PM

Hey Edward, how many of your affidavits/prosecutorial reports/cases have been thrown out because of your ridiculous inability to type? Just say'n.

ssc1911 @ 1/2/2016 6:10 PM

Because O'bama didn't or doesn't get his way he uses executive order to gp around congress/senate. he doesn't seem to get that San Bernadino and Oregon were terrorist activities. In San Bernadino the guns were legal and the fact that California has some very strict gun laws , that didn't stop Farook and Tasheek from carrying out their carnage. More gun control will do noting there are already background checks in place. If someone cannot legally purchase a firearm and wants one they can get one through illegal means. The Democrats aka Communists need to stop on gun control and we as law abiding citizens need to remove them from political office at all levels of government. They are SUBVERSIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, as are the anti gun groups/organizations. O'bama is no different, he just doesn't get it it's not the guns it's the individuals using them. yet with any gun control measure only law abiding citizens are affected .

John @ 1/2/2016 6:15 PM

Instead of going after the good people, try a new concept of holding those responsible for doing it! I am an LEO and many of them are NOT any better than the average citizen carrying a gun. I hear idiots on here calling for CCW people to have mandatory training.... This is ridiculous as LEO training is below most standards of CCW training. A 50 round POST shoot once a year is a complete JOKE!

Walker @ 1/3/2016 2:05 PM

The ultimate goal is gun confiscation, and if you do not think so you will be in for a rude awakening. Obama's EO is nothing more than a foot in the door.

Dan B. @ 1/3/2016 5:25 PM

Responding to Rich, Dan, and Edward. 100% background checks? That means you cannot transfer a firearm to your son or daughter without the governments permission. How does this make us safer and what crimes would this prevent? Also, explain to me why we should have to have the government's permission to carry a tool to defend ourselves? Requiring permits and regular mandatory training is nothing but getting approval from some government authority. Lastly, could Dan please tell me why police and the military may possess higher capacity magazines than the rest of the citizens? I am a retired Police Officer and an NRA member.

Cash @ 1/3/2016 7:01 PM

Do any of the subjects defending Obama have any issue with him using executive action whenever he wants? How is this not an issue that scares the s--t out of everybody. No matter how you feel about guns.

Percy @ 1/3/2016 7:21 PM

@ Cash

John F. Kennedy 214
Lyndon B. Johnson 325
Richard Nixon 346
Gerald R. Ford 169
Jimmy Carter 320
Ronald Reagan 381
George Bush 166
William J. Clinton 364
George W. Bush 291
Barack Obama 227

Here is a list of the last 10 US Presidents and the total # of EOs by each.
Some only had 1 term see if you can figure out which, (make a game of it).
Why use facts when you can just make stuff up?

You may also wish to look up signing statements I would do a comparison
here but then you wouldn't learn anything.

Cash @ 1/3/2016 10:11 PM

@ Percy
I will admit I did learn something. I almost never agree with your opinion but you are right on your numbers. We might as well get a king.

Mike's post makes a guy think tho

xxxxx @ 1/4/2016 9:40 AM

Percy, those numbers mean nothing. You have to look at what the EO was used for not just the #. Big O is using his to circumvent the constitution. Don't get me wrong. I find All politicians on BOTH sides to be corrupt. However, the way he is using the power of the office is very different than the past. I say regardless of who is in office, lets do it legally and within the framework of the constitution.

Robert @ 1/4/2016 1:21 PM

You miss one important point on this Executive Order:
It places a criminal restriction on a Constitutional Right.
It will be quite interesting to see what happens if someone is arrested and charged with a crime under an Executive Order. Will the courts allow a person's liberty to be taken (placed in jail) for a statute that did NOT pass congressional muster???
Let's take the other controversial Executive Order by Obama...the deportation issue. Many don't agree with this order, but no one is placed in jail due to the outcome of this order.
Executive Orders (and signing statements) have never went through the a full court review...because typically congress passes a law to codify the regulation OR the next administration overturns the rule, before the courts have time to rule.
IF Hillary Clinton wins the Oval Office & congress doesn't take up gun rules...we may finally get a legal challenge all the way on these issue. Neither party wants that...

Tom Ret @ 1/6/2016 8:24 AM

Obama wants stricter gun control while loosening border security, pushing through Syrian immigration from impossible to vet refugees, secretly distributing about 2000 guns into Mexico aka Fast n Furious, ignoring mass
black on black murders in Chicago and other Democratically run cities with
current strict gun control measures, facilitating the arming of our enemies such as Iran etc. He wants more gun control which he thinks is worth it if it possibly
saves even one life. If he resigned he would accomplish that and a lot more.

richard @ 1/7/2016 10:35 AM

Obama is laying the ground work violating the constitution. It will be followed up by the laying criminal, and felon, her thighness Clinton to steal the election. They are also planting the seeds of voter fraud by saying they cannot stop fraud with the new electronic voting machines built by a George Soros company. Then Clinton can impose real gun control, and eventually gun confiscation!!!!!! And go after her #1 enemy the NRA

g smith @ 1/8/2016 7:29 PM

I cannot believe no one has threatened the life of this president? He is so controversial and I would think somewhere in America there has to be serious opposition to his plans that would only see one way out of this...

JM @ 1/11/2016 10:53 AM

Watch this then form an opinion...

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