Here’s What Obama’s Newest Gun Control Actions Would Do

Here's What Obama's Newest Gun Control Actions Would Do

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By Daniel Jennings Off The Grid News

President Obama is planning to begin his last year in office by expanding gun control via executive order, the White House announced Monday night.

The White House says some of the new actions don’t require Congressional approval.

Among them: Expand background checks so that they include guns sold at gun shows and on the Internet. Another action would put $500 million toward mental health and would prevent some Social Security recipients from accessing guns. The White House would need Congressional approval for the new funds but apparently wouldn’t need approval for background checks.

“Sympathy is not enough to stop gun violence,” a White House website blog said. “Congress has repeatedly failed to take action, blocking commonsense reforms supported by the vast majority of the American people – including gun owners themselves. The President has a responsibility to do everything in his power to reduce gun violence. This week, he will.”

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