Barack Obama Gives Executive Order on Ammunitions & Guns

Barack Obama Gives Executive Order on Ammunitions & Guns

As the U.S is Faced with a Republican-dominated Congress that refuses to pass gun-control legislation despite the country’s epidemic of mass shootings and other gun violence, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order designed to make it more difficult for criminals and other prohibited persons to obtain guns.
Among other things, the directive will:

    • clarify existing laws requiring gun dealers to be licensed and to conduct background checks

    • encourage states to increase reporting of individual criminal histories and other disqualifying information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is used to prevent prohibited persons from buying guns

    • update and improve the efficiency of the NICS, including hiring additional personnel

    • propose funding to hire additional agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to help enforce existing gun laws

    • clarify existing laws requiring gun dealers to report guns lost or stolen in transit

    • propose funding for expanded mental health services

    • direct the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security to conduct new research and development into gun-safety technology

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