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Obama Administration Takes Executive Action On Guns

Resource: http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/29/20246255-white-house-announces-new-executive-actions-on-guns?lite
When you can't get the gun control legislation you want pushed through Congress, what do you do?

If you're President Obama, you force your agenda through by executive actions.

"Even as Congress fails to act on common-sense proposals, like expanding criminal background checks and making gun trafficking a federal crime, the president and vice president remain committed to using all the tools in their power to make progress toward reducing gun violence," the White House said.



Today the Obama administration took two new executive actions to restrict the rights of gun owners.

The first new regulation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives (BATFE) targets NFA Trusts by requiring background checks for all firearms put into a trust or corporation.

The second regulation bans the re-importation of "military grade" firearms that had been provided to foreign allies.

More good news for gun owners came when President Obama told a group of big-city mayors on Tuesday that he would be taking more executive actions to curb gun violence.