Executive action to narrow the "gun show loophole" President Obama to discuss actions during live town hall event Thursday night CNN President Barack Obama grew emotional Tuesday as he made a passionate call for a national "sense of urgency" to limit gun violence. Obama circled back to that shooting in the final moments of his speech.
Executive action to narrow the "gun show loophole" President Obama to discuss actions during live town hall event Thursday night CNN President Barack Obama grew emotional Tuesday as he made a passionate call for a national "sense of urgency" to limit gun violence.
Obama circled back to that shooting in the final moments of his speech. The White House is seeking to expand background checks for buyers. The measure clarifies that individuals "in the business of selling firearms" register as licensed gun dealers, effectively narrowing the so-called "gun show loophole," which exempts most small sellers from keeping formal sales records.
Obama hammered congressional Republicans for opposing measures like expanded background checks as he called on Americans to punish them at the polls. He defended his actions to strengthen background checks for purchasing guns, answering critics who say the measure would not make it harder for criminals to obtain firearms.
But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence," he added. I know a little bit about this. But I also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment.
Because once Congress gets on board with common-sense gun safety measures, we can reduce gun violence a whole lot. On Capitol Hill, the reaction from Republicans was just as Obama had predicted.
Still, rather than focus on criminals and terrorists, he goes after the most law-abiding of citizens.
His words and actions amount to a form of intimidation that undermines liberty. On Twitter, in a tweet signed "-H" to indicate it was written by Clinton, rather than her staff, the former secretary of state thanked Obama "for taking a crucial step forward on gun violence.
Our next President has to build on that progress—not rip it away. Many polls have found broad support for expanded background checks -- the most recent being a Quinnipiac University poll in December.
Support for stricter laws has been less than half since President Barack Obama's record on gun control is a fairly weak one, even though he has was portrayed as the "most anti-gun president in American history" and did call for more regulations in the wake of the numerous mass shootings that occurred during his two terms in office.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) mocked the president’s latest push in a tweet, writing, “Obama wants to impose more gun control.
My response? COME & TAKE IT.” Subscribe to The Washington Post. President Donald Trump's tweet about a mass shooting has angered gun control advocates who point to an Obama-era regulation he repealed.
In a Fox News interview the day after Obama’s speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump criticized Obama’s plan and mischaracterized Hillary Clinton’s position on .
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