I think that what Obama is doing is reasonable and the right thing to do. It should not be extremely easy to purchase a gun and no one besides the military should have assault/automatic weapons. I have never understood why it made sense for us to sell those in the first place.
- President Barack Obama announces 23 executive actions on gun control, separately asks Congress to pass gun-control laws
- Obama asks Congress to pass laws that would: require background checks on all gun sales; restore a ban on “military-style assault weapons”; ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds; and toughen penalties on people who sell guns to those who can’t have them
- Below are the latest updates as they come to us. Also, you can read our full story, and check out details of Obama’s plan.
[Updated at 2:32 p.m. ET] The National Rifle Association of America has issued a statement responding to Obama’s announcement:
“Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority. The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools…
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