Obama plans to push "broad gun-control agenda"

Obama plans very broad push for more gun control and he is planning on moving very quickly.
The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions. 
A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said. 
To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses. White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda. 
The Biden group, formed last month after the massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults, plans to submit a package of recommendations to President Obama this month. Once Obama’s proposals are set, he plans to lead a public-relations offensive to generate popular support. . . . . 
Obama’s advisers have calculated that the longer they wait, the more distance there is from the Newtown massacre and the greater the risk that the bipartisan political will to tackle gun violence will dissipate. 
“This is not something that I will be putting off,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview broadcast last Sunday. . . .



Blogger JMY said...

The House Republicans are the last line here. They'd better act in the nation's self-interest. No more compromises.

1/06/2013 1:50 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

"Once Obama’s proposals are set, he plans to lead a public-relations offensive to generate popular support. . . . ."

I doubt that the popular backlash will be supportive.

1/06/2013 2:03 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

It's funny how the left thinks that they can just push a slick PR campaign on the public and get the reaction that they want. This isn't 1970; we have HD video cameras and the Internet now. We are our own network.

BTW with regard to 30-round magazines, this fellow wouldn't have much use for such puny things:

A10 Danger Close

"I need more rounds!"


1/06/2013 6:13 PM  
Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

"You'll know Williams is disarmed when Williams is dead."
Walter E. Williams

"You'll know Holzer is disarmed when Holzer is dead."
Blaine H. Holzer

How about you . . . ?

1/08/2013 6:33 PM  

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