The President has issued sweeping new gun control measures, a combination of Congressional proposals and 23 executive orders that go into effect immediately. Details on exactly what the measures are, as well as a list of the executive orders are linked after the jump. From The Washington Post:
“President Obama on Wednesday formally proposed the most expansive gun-control policies in generations and initiated 23 separate executive actions aimed at curbing what he called “the epidemic of gun violence in this country.”
While no legislation can prevent every tragedy, he said in announcing the proposals, “if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.”
President Obama proposed expansive gun-control policies aimed at curbing gun violence. The Obama administration can implement about half of the proposals, but the others — arguably some of the more critical initiatives — will require congressional approval.
Obama called on Congress to swiftly pass legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for civilian use and to require universal background checks for all gun buyers. His proposals include mental health and school safety measures, as well as a tough new crackdown on gun trafficking.
For a comprehensive list of the new measures, go here.
For the president’s 23 executive orders, go here.
Which of these would you find acceptable and in accord with the 2nd Amendment?
What do you think of this alternative, restricting magazine sizes rather than restricting gun ownership, thus avoiding violation of the 2nd Amendment?