Joe Biden: White House Eying 19 Executive Actions On Guns

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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.

The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said.

Read More at Politico . By Reid J. Epstein.

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  1. Eddie Fudd says:

    Biden and the "illegal alien" put forth information which, they say, will eliminate gun violence. I DO NOT THINK SO! Be on notice, "alien" and Bumpkin–there will always be guns–pointed straight at your hearts. The illegal alien should be packing up for his one-way return trip to Kenya, as he IS finished, and you, Joe, should be getting on the slow-boat to Africa, because, due to the illegality of the "bummer's" illegal citizenship-in-America, YOU ARE AN ACCESSORY TO ALL THE CRIMES HE COMMITTED AGAINST We, The People! Better run, Joe…RUUUUUUN!

  2. Elk Fanatic says:

    This rogue group of A-holes running this country actually think the majority of Americans will cower, lay down and give their our gun rights peacefully? Too much blood was shed on behalf of this country and the freedoms we enjoy today. I will not give up without a fight……………..The U.S. government has just put me on a watch list for using my 1st Ammendment rights. : )

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