GUN SALES: OBAMA TO SEEK EXPANDED BACKGROUND CHECKS AND GOVERNMENT WATCH LIST
Obama’s advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval. Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review. She says the proposals will include actions to magnify background checks.
Obama said his team was looking for ways to tighten gun laws without a vote in Congress. White House officials have said they’re exploring closing the so-called “gun show loophole ” that allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to sign the first executive order in the nation to ban the sales of guns to people on federal government watch lists. He said “We intend to prevent, by executive order through my powers as governor, those on government watch lists from obtaining a permit to purchase a firearm in Connecticut,” the Democratic governor said in a news conference Thursday. The No-Fly list now has expanded to the Government watch list and this is just the beginning of more infringements of the 2nd amendment the right to keep and bear arms.
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