According to the Huffington Post, the Obama administration is working on gun control reforms, to be unveiled shortly.
Half a year after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the Obama administration is set to release a series of reforms to the current gun law, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.
The reforms, which are being crafted by the Department of Justice, come after a series of meetings with relevant stakeholders in the Second Amendment debate. But in a nod to the difficulties of getting legislation through a Republican-run House of Representatives, only executive orders or administrative actions — and not an actual bill — are expected to be handed to Congress.
Administration officials were coy on the specifics, from the reforms the Department of Justice would recommend or when it would actually make those recommendations.
“The president directed the Attorney General to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common sense measures that would improve American safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights,” Carney said at Thursday’s briefing. “That process is well underway at the Department of Justice with stakeholders on all sides working through these complex issues and we expect to have more specific announcements in the near future.”
Just how near? Carney would only say “not far in the future.” Another administration official said weeks would be an appropriate measurement.
Does this mean he wants to ‘reform’ a constitutional amendment by executive order? Or the individual laws surrounding it…? And what do they mean by ‘stakeholders’? Each and every American is a ‘stakeholder’ in the 2nd Amendment!
This part is disturbing:
Still, executive actions offer something that legislation doesn’t: guaranteed results. And as one gun control advocate told the Huffington Post, there are ways to “use these administrative changes to obtain similar results.”
The Blaze has more.
Are they insane? Push the *official unemployment rate up to 9.2% then threaten gun rights?
*The REAL unemployment rate is a bit higher. Obama has killed at least 2 1/2 million jobs.
[quote]The real unemployment rate, the U-6 number that major media publications never talk about, is 16.2%. That’s up from 15.8% in May.[/quote]