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    Jan 13, 2013 9 Comments Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The Washington Post: With President Obama readying an overhaul of the nation’s gun laws, a liberal think tank with singular influence throughout his administration is pushing for a sweeping agenda of strict new restrictions on and federal oversight of gun and ammunition sales.

    George Soros’s The Center for American Progress is recommending 13 new gun policies to the White House — some of them executive actions that would not require the approval of Congress — in what amounts to the progressive community’s wish list.

    CAP’s proposals — which include requiring universal background checks, banning military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and modernizing data systems to track gun sales and enforce existing laws — are all but certain to face stiff opposition from the National Rifle Association and its many allies in Congress.

    Obama — as well as Vice President Biden, who is leading the administration’s gun violence task force — has voiced support for many of these measures. Yet it is unclear which policies he ultimately will propose to Congress. Biden is planning to present his group’s recommendations to Obama on Tuesday.

    CAP’s recommendations, presented Friday to White House officials and detailed in an 11-page report obtained by The Washington Post, establish a benchmark for what many in Obama’s liberal base are urging him to do after last month’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

    “There’s nothing here that interferes with the rights of people to have a gun to protect themselves,” CAP President Neera Tanden said. But, she added, “we have daily episodes where it seems that guns are in the wrong hands, and that’s why we think it’s important that the president acts.”

    On Monday, Tanden will moderate a public discussion with three Democrats who have played leading roles in the gun debate: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who during the Clinton administration helped get the 1994 assault-weapons ban passed; Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), who helped write that bill as a House member; and Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.), who chairs the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

    One of CAP’s suggestions to toughen federal regulation of gun sales is to make the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is currently an agency within the Department of Justice, a unit of the FBI. CAP says absorbing the ATF into the FBI would better empower the ATF to combat gun crime and illegal trafficking.

    “It is a beleaguered agency lacking leadership and resources,” said Winnie Stachelberg, senior vice president of CAP. “It needs to be a well-functioning federal law enforcement agency, and we need to figure out ways to ensure that happens.”

    CAP’s top recommendation is to require criminal background checks for all gun sales, closing loopholes that currently enable an estimated 40 percent of sales to occur without any questions asked. The organization also wants to add convicted stalkers and suspected terrorists to the list of those barred from purchasing firearms.

    CAP is urging the Obama administration to back Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to ban assault weapons. The California Democrat wants to prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of military-style assault weapons and ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 bullets.

    The group also suggests requiring firearms dealers to report to the federal government individuals who purchase multiple semiautomatic assault rifles within a five-day period. Current law requires reporting multiple purchases of handguns, but not semiautomatic assault rifles.

    CAP also wants the administration to free public health research agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to study the impact of gun violence on injuries and deaths. For years, lawmakers, urged by the NRA, have placed riders on spending bills that restrict these and other agencies from conducting such research.

  • Lisa

    Absolutely beautiful picture!

  • michele

    1,000 words! Starting with PRICELESS!
    Just so sweet!

  • melory

    This must be one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. I must make a nice print out and frame to display in my house, absolutely beautiful picture of brotherly love!

  • Mallie

    Such an adorable picture, I absolutely love it! Take care and God bless.

  • Misty

    Yes, they are adorable!:)

  • Diggertoo

    Aswww…your two boys together

  • speppers69

    Bristol….I have always been a HUGE believer in “things happen for a reason”. And every picture you post of Tripp and Trig together it proves to me at least that Tripp was God’s plan to be a companion and “brother” for Trig. All of Trig’s other siblings are so much older than him and can’t be the type of “big brother” that Trig needed. They seem to get along almost like the way twins do. It’s almost like Tripp was made specially for Trig. They are both such precious gifts and I hope that they continue to grow up together and keep that very special bond they have. They need each other.

    • melory

      There is so much truth in what you are saying, you are so right. From own experience I know that the Lord really work things out in the manner you described.
      Bless you and so happy to see you.

  • Joseph

    Awww! 🙂

  • BGB

    I love how they are best friends. Kindred spirits. They will have fun.

    I’ve seen your dad with Trig at the rink. Trig is definitely his little buddy. Your dad’s a great father and it shows in his precious baby boy’s eyes. You’re all blessed. Enjoy life and your family!

  • Trig and Tripp are so cute!!!

  • CJ

    Awwww, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Thomas Hubbard

    They are Brothers and Cousins all wraped into one package. A new word they are CusBros is what we should call them. Just remeber this Briston, boys will be boys and someday they will GetCha!

    • Janet Branson

      Actually Trig is Tripp’s uncle. Adorable picture. Bristol, your site is a blessing to me.

  • Daryl

    Awwww wish all my sisters were that cute bristol.One of my sisters look like a gerilla,dumb,and retardy she can’t dance,sing,drive,cook, or do anything like that so sad.

    • melory

      I am not sure if you are serious, but I do know that if you do have a sister that she is beautiful and wonderfully and fearfully made in the image of God, just like Tripp and Trigg and Bristol and you.

  • Ginny Evans

    Bristol, they are adorable!!!

  • Patsy Carlisle

    Precious! Remember these moments when they are teenagers. LOL

  • Dennis McHale

    Awesome. BFF

  • David

    They are cute boys.
    Thanks for sharing, Bristol.

  • Mrs B

    Adorable Angels!

  • Curt Wilson

    It makes me feel good to see their picture. Thanks for sharing.

  • Donna Kirkendall

    they are so precious and cute!

  • Mary Lou

    Oh, Bristol! Your sons are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us!!!

    • RefudiateObama2012

      What a classless and dumbass comment.

    • Lynn

      What a jerk!

  • Sunny

    This photo makes my day. They are truly adorable. I miss my little special needs grandson something fierce. Those little boys are so lucky to have each other.

  • Tootie

    Yes, it is cute. Funny how Trig is near Tripp’s age but is his uncle! Trig looks very happy. I am especially touched when I see how your dad relates to his youngest child.

    Bristol, are you and Gino still going together? (Forgive me; I am a romantic.)

  • Greg Gorski

    Sweet picture!

  • Tom Lehner

    Oh my gosh they are so precious