Obama Signs 23 Executive Orders On Guns
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At the end of his press conference today on gun control, President Obama signed 23 executive orders and unveiled a $500 million gun violence package:
President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
A month after that horrific massacre, Obama also used his presidential powers to enact 23 measures that don’t require the backing of lawmakers. The president’s executive actions include ordering federal agencies to make more data available for background checks, appointing a director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and directing the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence…
Obama also proposed a package to add 1,000 police officers to schools and increase funding to mental health professionals to help at risk children.
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