Will Obama push gun control in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday?

From The Hill newspaper:
In his 2013 address, Obama called for a vote on gun control legislation . . . . 
None of that got done, opening the possibility for plenty of recycling in Tuesday’s speech. 
Gun control seems the least likely to be a repeat. It’s not an issue that would help Democratic Senate candidates or incumbents running in Alaska, Arkansas, South Dakota, West Virginia or Montana. . . .
Given how much Obama pushed for gun control AND has continued to push for it up until very recently, I have a hard time believing that he will let the issue drop.  On the other hand, the polling support for more gun control is weak.  If he pushes for it despite these political costs, it will help show how fixated he is on the issue.



Blogger Paul D. Mitchell said...

According to the Obama plan, Provides additional tools to law enforcement. The plan proposes a crackdown on gun trafficking by asking Congress to pass legislation that closes “loopholes” in gun trafficking laws and establishes strict penalties for “straw purchasers” who pass a background check and then pass guns on to prohibited people. Maximizes efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. The president calls upon the attorney general to work with U.S. attorneys across the country to determine gaps occurring in this area and where supplemental resources are appropriate. Thanks.
Paul D. Mitchell

1/28/2014 12:50 AM  

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