Before details of President Obama’s executive action on guns were even made public, super pro gun groups lost their minds, calling the president everything from a dictator to law breaker who is wiping his you know what with the constitution. But all that noise is about absolutely nothing. The notion that President Obama is going after people’s guns comes from people who refuse to get the facts on their own and have been paranoid of this president since he took office because well, he’s different. Today the President took executive action on gun control because congress refused to do anything. Privately many politicians namely Republicans know that something needs to be done on guns. But publicly they stand with the deep pocket gun lobbyists and manufactures in saying that people need more guns.
The President announced some new “common sense” processes that won’t end gun violence, but will make purchasing a gun a longer and deeper process. Come on, to buy a house or a car banks dig into your life so whats the big deal about the feds digging into your past before you can buy yet another gun. Here are the new measures the President is putting in place because congress won’t:
-Clarify that it doesn’t matter where you conduct your business—from a store, at gun shows, or over the Internet: If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks.
-Require background checks for people trying to buy some of the most dangerous weapons and other items through a trust or corporation.
-Make the background check system more efficient and effective.
-Ensure smart and effective enforcement of our gun laws.
-Ensure that dealers notify law enforcement about the theft or loss of their guns.
-Issue a memo directing every U.S. Attorney’s Office to renew domestic violence outreach efforts.
-Increase Mental Health Treatment and Reporting to the Background Check System
-Dedicate significant new resources to increase access to mental health care.
-Include information from the Social Security Administration in the background check system about beneficiaries who are prohibited from possessing a firearm.
-Remove unnecessary legal barriers preventing States from reporting relevant information to the background check system.
-Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security to take two important steps to promote smart gun technology.