Obama Isn’t Taking Away Your Guns, But He Will Do These 7 Things

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obama gun violence planFor the last time, President Obama is NOT taking away your guns. Simmer down, now! Let's come back down to Earth. (Oh who am I kidding -- I'll probably have to say it again and again.) Today the president introduced his plan to reduce gun violence. It's a set of proposed laws Congress could pass, if it can muster the cojones and valor, and a set of executive actions he could take.

Strangely enough, I did not see "revoke the second amendment" on either list!

Shocking, right? The way some people talk, you woulda thought that would be at the top of his agenda. But nope, it's a set of MODERATE proposals. And he's not even promising to do everything on the list. Some of the items don't even contain the word "gun" or "firearm." So let's see what's really there.

  1. Nominate an ATF director. There hasn't been a director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives since 2006. Obama will nominate B. Todd Jones to the post.
  2. Require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. Kind of a no-brainer.
  3. Start a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. OMG, so we can still haz guns? YES, but he'd like us to talk more about responsibility and safety.
  4. Direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence. Obama is also calling on Congress to approve funding for this research. There's been a freeze on CDC research on gun violence for 17 years.
  5. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act doesn't prohibit doctors from talking with their patients about gun safety. The NRA inserted a provision in the law that says doctors don't have to do this; Obama is clarifying that it's not prohibited, either.
  6. Improve the federal background checks system. There are several items addressing this, like incentives for states to share information, requiring federal agencies to make relevant information available, and giving law enforcement authorities the ability to run a full background check on a person before returning a seized gun.
  7. Provide law enforcement authorities, first responders, and school officials with proper training for armed attacks situations. Needless to say, I don't think Obama envisions this training quite the same way the NRA does.

And there's lots more. People who are sincerely interested in having an informed opinion on the president's initiative should read Obama's plan to reduce gun violence. Can we get a shout-out to Vice President Biden for doing a lot of the legwork on this thing?

Anyway, blah blah blah. I know there are people who CAN'T EVEN READ THESE WORDS clearly through the blood boiling in their eyeballs, and that must be hard. Tell you what. I'll work on my compassion for pro-gun advocates if they'll just entertain the notion for five seconds that some of these proposals might actually help curb gun violence without robbing law-abiding, responsible citizens of their rights.

Are you planning to learn what Obama's proposal actually includes?


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Flori... Floridamom96

Funny how you cherry picked 7 of the 23 executive orders he signed.

luv2b... luv2bmommyx2

^^Exactly what I was thinking Floridamom96

Bloom... Bloomie79

So list the evil ones for us ladies...

bills... billsfan1104

I go to my doctor for chemo treatments, annual visits and so forth. It is NONE of their business if I have guns or not. It is not their place to ask.

nonmember avatar Cam

The President failed to address the fact the gunmen in most, if not all of these mass shooting have severe mental health issues. They are not going to follow the law in order to obtain a firearm. But it would be a hell of a lot harder for them to do so if they were institutionalized. Also, if the government was serious about getting gun violence under control, then they should pass a law making murder, attempted murder, etc a federal offense with life in prison, no exceptions. Tax cheats sit in prison for years but violent criminals are arrested and convicted and let go over and over again. Disgusting.

the4m... the4mutts

Of course im going to research it. People like our dearest autor Mz Velez cant be relied upon to give us unbiased, non-sarcastic, or even properly spelled, information. I certainly hope nobody takes this tool at her word.

"Cuz, ermagerd! Fur reelz, datz all it sez yall, swearz!"

nonmember avatar Truth Teller

No 4mutts. We should all listen to Jenny.

nonmember avatar LizzieBorden

@4mutts, I find it hilarious that you've appointed yourself as the stir's very own grammar police and are knocking other's for their grammar. Yesterday you misspelled the word weapon as "wheapon" and the word grammar as "grammer". Hint: you can't be a grammer police if you can't spell the word grammar!

bills... billsfan1104

No one was ever going to take away your birth control, but day after day you kept writing that bullshit, Adriana.

Acaci... AcaciaJules

Um, there ARE mental health issues addressed within the bill. Why don't you read it before you bitch, Cam

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