President Barack Obama made a huge move towards making it harder for ammosexuals to kill people on Monday and the right is going to be pissed.
Obama announced plans to reduce gun violence by calling on federal agencies to carry out certain steps, which includes restricting gun sales by unlicensed dealers — often called “Gun show loophole.” While he admits this will not stop all the needless gun violence, it will help to reduce the numbers and safe countless lives.
This does not mean he will be going door to door taking away your guns. It does, however, mean that regulators from the Ffederal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are expected to explain that anyone selling firearms must possess a federal firearms dealers license and perform background checks on all buyers.
While federal law exempts those who sell guns occasionally, as a hobby, or for collection purposes, the ATF will have certain criteria they will have to fit. This is an attempt to catch those who hide behind those exceptions, according to General Attorney Lynch.
These rules will provide clear notice to those individuals who try to hide behind the hobby exception when they are selling for a profit or for a business.
According to a White House statement, an average of 1,333 guns recovered from crime scenes in each of the past five years were traced back to dealers who never received them. Because of that, ATF will now notify dealers that they are required to report lost or stolen guns from their inventory, even ones lost in transit.
At a recent press conference, Obama expressed his hopes of keeping guns out of mentally unstable people’s hands and acknowledges that most of America wants the same thing:
The good news is that these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they’re also ones that the overwhelming majority of the American people, including gun owners, support and believe in
These steps taken by the president are much needed. The soar of gun violence and gun-related deaths in this country is unbelievable. There is no reason for these new rules not to be in place, especially if it can help save lives.
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