Obama weighs 19 executive actions on gun control ahead of Wednesday announcement | Fox News

Obama weighs 19 executive actions on gun control ahead of Wednesday announcement | Fox News.

President Obama is considering 19 different gun control measures that he could take without congressional approval that address gun violence. The plan will be unveiled on Wednesday amid claims that he is overstepping his role as president says republicans. The House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that a significant part of the plan included congressional action but some of the measure can be done by executive order. The measures include aggressively enforcing existing gun laws, amping up national gun research, tougher penalties for gun trafficking offenses, making gun crime data more available and taking action against falsifying gun sale background checks. The president is still urging congress to pursue other avenues such as renewing assault weapons ban and pressing limits on high capacity magazines and stricter policies for background checks on gun sales.

While the White asks for more gun control measures after the Connecticut school massacre, the NRA has asked for increase in school security and closer look at entertainment and video games.  At the national level, advocacy groups and the NRA wants the Justice Department to crack down on falsifying background checks as only a small number are actually prosecuted. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says some 40 percent of gun sales happen with no background checks, such as at gun shows and by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads.

It is sad to see our leaders still can’t agree on what to do in this situation. Gun violence happens everyday and the longer they take to fix the problem the more people die. To me it is all about looking the best and not what is best for the majority of the country no matter what party they belong to. The article and the representatives from the various groups have all admitted to the faults in the system but no clear strategy to solve the problem. I personally like what New York state has created which would be most restrictive gun law in the nation if signed by the governor. The measure called for tougher assault weapons ban, restriction on ammunition and gun sales,  address the unsafe storage of guns and create a more powerful tool to report mentally ill people who plan to use a gun illegally.

Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: ‘I Am Not Your Servant’

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Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: ‘I Am Not Your Servant’.

A United States Marine veteran has penned a response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s gun control proposal, saying the government has no right to take away his weapon: “I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve.” This is in response to the Newtown, Conneticut shopting at Sandy Hook Elementary which left 20 children dead. Boston goes on to say:

“I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one…I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.”

The letter only stoked the fire in the long debate about gun laws and gun violence. The bill itself would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons, strengthen the 1994 “Assault Weapons Ban” and tighten regulations for grandfathered weapons. The situation has made worse the tragedy at Sandy Hook and ignite a fire between pro-gun laws and pro 2nd amendment rights.

What do you think? I understand people want the right to keep and bear arms…I only have one question. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? The bill doesn’t ask that all weapons be taken away it asks for those specifically to be banned. It isn’t the end of the world and with all the recent shooting it would be better to see if this helps than not. The problem I have with the letter is that the government should know what guns you have and tighten the gun laws because if people would do their homework in all these cases of violence the guns were not owned by the individual committing the crime. I do agree their are many instance where the violence could of been avoided by looking at all of components that lead to it.