President Obama Unveils Proposals for Toughening Laws on Guns

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 16, 2013

Via New York Times: “At a White House event at noon (January 16, 2013), Mr. Obama announced plans to introduce legislation by next week that includes a ban on new assault weapons, limits on high-capacity magazines, expanded background checks for gun purchases and tougher gun trafficking laws to crack down on the spread of weapons across the country. Without waiting for Congress, the president also acted on his own authority, signing nearly two-dozen executive actions designed to increase the enforcement of existing gun laws and improve the flow of information among federal agencies in order to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have them.”

  • WSJ graphic – Gun Laws by State
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