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Obama Uses Executive Power to Move Gun Control Agenda Forward

By Jordy Yager | The Hill | March 29, 2013

President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control.

The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership.

The executive steps will give federal law enforcement officials access to more data about guns and their owners, help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, and lay the groundwork for future legislative efforts.

It is unclear whether the National Rifle Association (NRA) will challenge any of the executive actions in court. A spokesman for the NRA did not return a request for comment.

The moves, which have not been widely touted by the administration, come as Obama ups his pressure on Congress to take action on gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The Senate is expected to begin floor consideration of legislation when it returns in April.

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One more reason there should be NO Executive Orders.....

the President has enough powers in the Constitution without usurping the role of the Congress. So He can flush the 2nd Amendment himself? He needs to be thrown out of the Oval Office by the nearest security guard...

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Democrats running in 2014

Democrats running in 2014 must be saying to themselves, "We're going to lose in a landslide if he keeps doing this."

We can make Obama a lame duck by taking back the Senate in 2014, and then flush all of his communist crap down the toilet when Rand Paul wins in 2016 with a super-majority in Congress.

The United States Constitution needs a new amendment or two.

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