Obama To Propose Assault Weapons Ban, Magazine Limits This Week


After just a perfunctory meeting of the gun control task force he convened, President Obama is set to make recommendations to Congress for new gun control laws. According to the Washington Post, what we’re going to get is a new assault weapons ban, an expansion of federal background check requirements and a limit on magazine volumes.

President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.

The announcement, to be delivered at the White House, is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence. The White House has invited key lawmakers as well as gun-control advocates to appear at Wednesday’s policy rollout, according to two officials who have been invited to the event.

Obama said at a news conference Monday that he would present his gun proposals later in the week. A White House spokesman said Tuesday morning that he could not confirm the plans.

This is happening even though gun violence, and violence in general, in America has declined since the last assault weapons ban expired. In fact, there’s no link whatsoever between any of these policies and actually lowering any sort of violence or crime.

Because the sort of criminals who would use guns to commit crimes don’t buy them legally, submitting to background checks, and take little heed of things like “assault weapons bans.”

Hopefully these tired, worn-out ideas which do nothing but make it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their 2nd amendment rights will die in Congress.

Update: Apparently the Obama administration is also planning on 19 new executive orders implementing gun control as well:

The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. …

“It was all focusing on enforcing existing law, administering things like improving the background database, things like that that do not involve a change in the law but enforcing and making sure that the present law is administered as well as possible,” said Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.).
The White House declined to comment on the details of what Obama will propose.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    God has blessed America with such a strong leader as President Barack Obama.

    • HG

      Who needs curses when you have blessing like Obama?

    • mickey_moussaoui

      As strong and brave as to cower and deceive the public on Fast and Furious and Benghazi investigations. A true charlatan only a leftist could admire.

      • JW-American

        I would like also a Congressional study into all the details regarding Sandy Hook, there are more than a few “Facts” that seem fishy to me. I’d love to find out that things happened as reported by I fear something else might have taken place.

    • schreib

      Are you really serious? Blessed??? He has done nothing but bring this once great nation to it’s knees. He uses the constitution for toilet paper. He has abused his power repeatedly. He makes Nixon look like a candidate for sainthood.

      • yy4u2

        Cocaine based (crackhead) bob is a waste of time. The better part of him ran down some poor animals leg.

    • banjo kid

      You are using the wrong word, I believe the correct word is Curse. You also have belligerent confused with strong.

    • jl

      God has blessed the low information voters of the country by electing President Obama. “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.”

  • mickey_moussaoui

    None of these measures will stop maniacs from mass murder. All he has accomplished is making legal, law abiding gun owners frustrated and less free. More command and control from the messiah king obama

  • camsaure

    Looks like time for impeachment is nearing.

  • RandyboBandy

    Tyranny is the hip new thing I guess.

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Let’s cut to the chase: It is about disarming the citizenry, plain and simple. It’s about gutting and eliminating the Second Amendment. Even they are not so demented as to believe the crap they’re shoveling.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Obama is been planning this for some time now.


    The imperial presidency

    • schreib

      He is worse than King George III. At least King George acknowledged God in all things. Obummer doesn’t like people of faith, especially practicing Christians.

  • schreib

    Obobo is a first class dick

  • HG

    Wonder what these new actions by the President will mean for the “fast and furious” actors? My guess… not a thing. Remember, those guns the AG allowed to pass to drug cartels have already killed people, including a gov’t agent. What do you think would happen to a private citizen if they were responsible for this sort of thing?

    • schreib

      They would have already been in prison and the key thrown away.

  • banjo kid

    I am thankful that at least someone in the congress is willing to defund or impeach over this power grab. Defund the implementation and also bring charges of impeachment is something not to be sneezed at it could put a black mark on the adminstration for others to see in the future.