Administration to propose steps on gun safety

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    Administration to propose steps on gun safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they're likely to fall short of the bold measures activists would like to see.

    Anti-gun groups have been disappointed to see no action so far from President Barack Obama, who supported tough gun control measures earlier in his career but fell largely silent upon becoming president. Some activists were using the opportunity of the six-month anniversary of the Giffords shooting on Friday to speak up.

    Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public "in the near future." He didn't offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues like banning assault weapons but could include executive action to strengthen the background check system or other steps.

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    "To prevent the next Tucson, we need a comprehensive background check system, which is what the president called for in April," said the director of the mayors' group, Mark Glaze. "That said, there are many steps the president can take on his own authority, without new laws, that could make a very real difference."​
     
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    Everyone knows that if gun laws are just strict enough, criminals will start obeying them.
     
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    Well, if they do ban AR's it'll just drive up the value of my current collection, lol!!!
     
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    The fact of the matter is that gun rights have only increased under the Obama Administration, not decreased. Much to the disappointment of the NRA among others.

    NRA may have to bag Election Day ads opposing Obama | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

    NRA: Obama's election spawns 'gun run' (OneNewsNow.com)

    But of course:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/us/politics/15guns.html

     
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    i remember Pelosi wouldn't even LOOK at gun control legislation.
     
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    Gun Safety: Don't point your weapon at another human unless necessary.
     
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    Off subject a bit. Its too bad that guy that was killed in Yellowstone, by that grizzly, wasn't carrying at least a .45 with a 15 round mag the other day.
     
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    Well thank god, that will surely create lots of jobs. Finally were focusing on the things that need our attention.
     
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    The idea that the Democrats are going to try and ban guns is becoming more and more of a far-fetched fantasy. Especially when Liberals like myself support the rights of gun owners and are only looking to see reasonable regulation. Not outright banning.
     
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    There's plenty of reasonable regulation out there. We don't need more, just enforce the 10,000 pages that are already law.
     

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