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    Default No More C&R - New gun control measures targets military surplus imports

    Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports

    Published August 29, 2013

    The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, including one that would curb the import of military surplus weapons, in a move that could anger collectors.

    Vice President Biden was set to announce the new measures later Thursday morning. They took the form of executive actions, which President Obama added to the list of 23 steps the White House already determined the president could take on his own.

    The steps come after Congress declined to pass any gun control legislation earlier this year despite an aggressive White House push for action in the wake of the Newton, Conn., shooting massacre. With the political world focused on Mideast tensions and looming fiscal battles, the move signaled Obama's intent to show he hasn't lost sight of the issue.

    One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets. The White House said the U.S. has approved 250,000 of those guns to be reimported since 2005; under the new policy, only museums and a few other entities like the government will be eligible to reimport military-grade firearms.

    The Obama administration is also proposing a federal rule to stop those who would be ineligible to pass a background check from skirting the law by registering a gun to a corporation or trust. The new rule would require people associated with those entities, like beneficiaries and trustees, to undergo the same type of fingerprint-based background checks as individuals if they want to register guns.

    The event in the Roosevelt Room where Biden is speaking will also mark the ceremonial swearing-in for Todd Jones, whose confirmation to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after six years of political wrangling to fill that position was another of Obama's post-Newtown priorities. A Senate deal to approve the president's pending nominations after Democrats threatened to change Senate rules cleared the way for Jones' confirmation last month.

    Still out of reach for Obama were the steps that gun control advocates and the administration's own review say could most effectively combat gun violence in the U.S., like an assault weapons ban and fewer exceptions for background checks for individual sales. Only Congress can act on those fronts.

    Although Obama and Biden have said the fight is not over, there is scant evidence that there is more support for gun control legislation than there was in April, when efforts died in the Senate amid staunch opposition from the National Rifle Association and most Republican senators.

    "Sooner or later, we are going to get this right," Obama said that day in the White House Rose Garden, with the families of Newtown victims and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- herself a victim of a gunman -- at his side. "The memories of these children demand it, and so do the American people," the president said at the time.

    In the months following the Senate vote, Biden has claimed that a handful of lawmakers who opposed expanded background checks have told him privately they've changed their minds and want another chance. But Biden and White House officials have not named any of those lawmakers.

    These days, Obama mentions gun control with far less regularity than when it appeared the Senate was poised to take action, although Obama did meet Tuesday with 18 city mayors to discuss ways to contain youth violence. And with immigration and pressing fiscal issues dominating Congress' agenda, the prospects for reviving gun legislation appear negligible. With Jones' confirmation at ATF, the White House has completed or made significant progress on all but one of the 23 executive actions Obama had previously ordered in January, the White House said. Still lingering is an effort to finalize regulations to require insurers to cover mental health at parity with medical benefits, although the White House said that it is committed to making that happen by the end of 2013.

    The new rules for guns registered to corporations will follow the traditional regulatory process, with a 90-day comment period before ATF reviews suggestions and finalizes the rule. Last year, ATF received 39,000 requests to register guns to corporations and trusts.
    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    Black Blade: Yup, I guess those "parts" kits are on the chopping block too and so much for the reimportation of the Korean M1-A rifles. Hopefully Congress will over ride this but the Communist Party controls the Senate so it looks like a done deal.
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    remember that old movie "planet of the apes"?

    i wonder what obongo and co are planning next?

    blow up the statue of liberty?

    seize private property for "the state"?

    erect a gigantic statue of himself on times square?

    this bunch of socialist ass-clowns never cease to amaze me in their limitless corruption and chronyism---

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    Can that bastard do that without getting it passed by congress?

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    its good to be king

    the spinelless republicians are to blame here when are they going to learn this guys could care less about how things should be done
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    If this concerns you, please sign this White House petition and ask as many friends as possible to do the same:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbkrifleman View Post
    Can that bastard do that without getting it passed by congress?
    So far he has proven to be able to do quite a bit via Executive Decision, thereby bypassing Congress. When it comes to "Chicago Style Politics", who cares if it's legal or not. He just does what he wants with impugnity. Hell he's dang near half way to his second term, and NO ONE has yet proven that he is even a US Citizen, much less US born.

    I was really hoping that I could eventually buy a reasonably priced M-1 from South Korea, but I guess not.
    Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!

    "If they’re going to come here illegally, apply for & receive assistance through a corrupted Government agency encouraging this lawless behavior, work under the table & send billions of dollars each year back to their families in Mexico, while bleeding local economies dry, protest in our streets waving their Mexican flags DEMANDING rights, while I have to press ’1′ for English, then they need to be shipped back to where they came from!" -Chad Miller

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