The agenda is the most ambitious national gun control push in decades.
It includes 23 executive actions that the White House will take unilaterally to curb gun violence, including restarting federal research on gun violence and improving federal background checks. Obama also called on Congress to pass an extensive package of legislative proposals, including universal background checks to pass a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Gun sales and ownership to change little under President Obama’s new proposals
On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama laid out 23 new proposals for gun safety, background checks, and processes to help lessen gun violence in America. Of these nearly two dozen proposals, the President focused on improving processes to strengthen who has access to a firearm, but did little towards affecting gun and ammunition sales, or changing ownership parameters for lawful citizens.
The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence.
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