Obama Taking 23 Actions Aimed at Gun Violence

President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don’t require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime.

He is also calling on lawmakers to reinstate a strengthened assault weapons ban and instate a 10 round magazine limit.

The executive actions are part of an overarching package assembled by a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden. The measures come a month after the mass shooting in Newtown, Ct., that killed 20 elementary school children.

Obama is directing the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence and is seeking rules to ensure that law enforcement conducts background checks before returning seized firearms.

He intends to nominate Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones is the agency’s acting director.


  • pro-gun!

    CDC to research gun violence… doesnt obama preach about our debt? doesnt the CDC conducting a reasearch cost the USA money?? what a joke!!! heres your reasearch obama, some waco uses the gun as a tool to kill somebody! i just saved US millions of $, thats what they are gunna say when its all done and over!! not the guns fault, i have been around them all my life, simi-autos, single shot, manual action, and i have yet to see one climb outa my safe, jump up on the couch and shoot me!! guess i need to keep a closer eye on them…

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