Obama Continues His Executive Order Regarding Gun Laws; White House Reveals Plans
Jan 05, 2016 03:50 AM EST
Obama is firm with his decision about toughening the control on gun laws. White House unveiled on Tuesday the series of executive orders Obama with the administration has created.
The executive order will require gun sellers to do a background check to their costumer, stated Reuters. The president made sure that within his authority and even without the Congress, the gun laws will be passed. License from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will now be required to people who sell guns at stores, at gun shows or over the Internet. Obama knows that what he'll do will result to legal battles that is why he is consistent with the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms.
In the coming days, the president with Attorney General Loretta Lynch planned to roll out the new limits, intended at fighting an upsurge of recent shootings. Obama will talk about this issue on his last State of the Union Address and will also talk on Thursday at a town hall about the topic that will air on CNN.
According to New York Daily News, Obama stated that the gun laws will not going to solve every violent crime in the country. "It's not going to prevent every mass shooting. It will potentially save lives in this country and spare families the pain and extraordinary loss they experienced", he said after his meeting with Secretary Lynch. He will continue the executive order even if protests like the one where an armed group staged at a federal building in Oregon. He wanted to make sure the wrong persons don't have them for the wrong reasons.
This new law requires more budgets and more people so the FBI will hire more than 230 additional examiners and other staff to process background checks 24 hours a day. Added to that is the President's fiscal 2017 budget will include funding for 200 new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and investigators to help enforce gun laws. Moreover, a new proposed investment of $500 million to increase the access to mental health care. Lastly, rules are being finalized about reporting lost guns to the authorities.