President Obama revealed his plan to revise the gun control laws in America. The revision is a result of the rise of gun violence in the United States and President Obama’s desire to keep us feeling a sense of safety and security.
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President Obama’s ambitious gun control revisions are all about strengthening and enforcing existing laws. From background checks to mental health analysis, the new gun control plan is solid, but will it happen?
Items That Require Congressional Action
• Requiring background checks on all gun sales. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are conducted with no criminal background check, such as at gun shows and by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads. Obama said there should be exceptions for cases like certain transfers among family members and temporary transfers for hunting purposes.
• Reinstating the assault weapons ban. A 10-year ban on high-grade, military-style weapons expired in 2004. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says such a ban might clear the Senate but doubts it could get through the House.