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Obama Planning to Close Gun Sale Loopholes Via Executive Action

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According to the Associated Press, the president will enact measures to close a legal loophole that allows felons and other criminals to register weapons to companies rather than to themselves and to increase scrutiny of U.S. imports of surplus military

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Jae A (316)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:57 pm
Oh my, there he goes, trying to upset the Teabager Klan and their religious choice...the NRA.

Vallee R (280)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:17 pm
He thinks he is God - at the end - he is just a peon like all we will be,

JL A (281)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:26 pm
This sounds like promising news

Carrie B (306)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:34 pm
Here's hoping!

Barbara K (60)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:43 pm
Great news. Love to see him take the helm and do what congress is refusing to do because they are afraid of the NRA. Go ahead, Mr. President, glad to see a sane person step up to the NRA and do it. Wish they could dismantle the NRA. They are not needed by gun owners; but they get very wealthy from their cuts on every gun-related item all the way down to the bullets.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:53 pm
It's about time something was done !

Sheila D (194)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:05 pm
I'ts about time he does something to slow the NRA down. I'll have to wait and see if he really signs it.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:26 pm
Just do it.

Jason S (50)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:35 pm
Good posting, thanks

Jae A (316)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:57 pm
My all that due to your being a G.D. gun nut who doesn't see how keeping firearms sales from happening for felons is a positive thing for society.......Society needs limits in order to keep order, not chaos/panic/fear mongering and vigilaty justice which I have a feeling you possibly support when it comes to 'firearms/gun controls'. You can still have your guns..many per person in fact, so what the hell are you rambling on about Joseph...something you heard on FoxFactless news or at a Teabager/kkk rally ? Best check for the corporate reichwing hand up your bum before you start calling others,who are not so blinded by ignorance, ..puppets. Just a suggestion of course.

Jae A (316)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:25 am
A man who many believed to be a very wise one by the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt said .."We have nothing to fear but fear itself". I believe those words were directed at those, like you, more than others at the time Joseph Johnson. Words that I think you might give some thought to yourself..that is if you can start fearing and fear mongering long enough to do so.. in order to know exactly what was meant by those words.
Once again, that's just a suggestion......

Jae A (316)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:33 am
..and the fear is not about just one man Joseph. Fear makes for rushing into bad decisions Just as Cheney and Bush used fear to rush people into support for their Corporate wars for profits.. Anyway, rushing to support no gun controls out of fear...a big mistake,IMO.

Jae A (316)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:57 am
I personally believe that if anyone wants to focus on fear they should direct it at our ..Corporate controlled Military/Pentagon ...and it's bosses within the Military Industrial Ccomplex who will be around long after Obama is long gone. IMO it's they who would be more likely having people begging for their lives.. backed by their own right and 'corporate military right' to bear arms...big ones,powerful ones, and lots of em at that,.

That being said...I still believe this is a step in the correct direction, one that in the long run is for the betterment/safety of our society as a whole.

Lona G (80)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:06 am
It certainly is a step in the right direction, an I'm keeping my fingers crossed Obama will succeed, but I'm not holding my breath. Until now it has been mainly plans and speeches, but he hasn't got much past the GOP and its sidekick the NRA.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 4:42 am

Robert K (31)
Friday August 30, 2013, 11:52 am
Jeez Jae, I can't send you 5 stars. Question though, who's Joseph Johnson?

AntiTeapublican Progressive News (89)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:01 pm
I'm so thankful President Obama has the guts to stand up against the Nutty Rifle Association and America's gun nuts. We have far too many people dying in this country for no reason other than gun nuts and the NRA not allowing meaningful gun control legislation to be passed. The US has more guns per capita than any other country in the world, and the number of people killed by guns each year in this country shows what the results are.

JL A (281)
Friday August 30, 2013, 4:08 pm
From an email I just received from Kelly Byrne
Gun Violence Prevention Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action

what the announcement means in terms of executive action:

Yesterday's announcement involves two executive actions -- here's what they do:

#1. Close a loophole that allowed some dangerous weapons to be purchased without a background check. Currently, people -- including convicted felons and domestic abusers -- can buy machine guns and short-barreled shotguns and register them to trusts or corporations to avoid a background check. Not anymore: That loophole is now closing.

#2. Keep surplus military weapons off the streets. When the United States provides military firearms for our allies, it had been legal for private American companies to buy them back, with governmental approval. That ends today: The United States will be denying requests to bring military-grade firearms back into our country, with some exceptions for museums and the like.

JL A (281)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:15 pm
A petition to support these two actions is at:

. (0)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:54 am
I'm glad to read Obama is finally doing something about this issue. The author blames Congress for failing to act. Does the author think American's have that shgort of a memory? Biden was in charge of heading a bi-parisian committee on gun control. Whatever happened to that? This lasted about 3 weeks, and Biden has rarely heard from since.

. (0)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:56 am
P.S. that's "Americans' have that short of .."

JL A (281)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:06 pm
Biden's group put together a set of bills to address this issue that are trapped in Senate committee because the rules call for enough to vote to vote on them and too many senators refuse to do so for there being enough to get them out of committee--the blame is correctly on Congress for failure to act.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 2:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
I read ".....planning to close..." so I guess the fireworks will be going off as the networks break in on regular programming to a live feed when he sits down to sign this....someday soon, I hope.
Still doesn't address the Assault Weapons Ban that Congress let lapse some years back and still hasn't reinstated to this day. Expanded background checks? Over 90% of Americans wanted this, but "no go" for Congress to pass. I am SO disgusted!

Jae A (316)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:26 pm
Robert Carrie said, apparently someone flag'd Joseph Johnson comment's was pretty 'heavy duty loony' shall I say but as Carrie also said..I too prefer to leave the 'loonys' comments for all to read thus I also have no idea as to who 'flag'd' it...
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