Barack Obama is preparing his gun control measures in weeks – not months – he just has to figure out how much he can get away with and at the same time claim it doesn’t need to go before Congress. Hillary wants to go further with gun control than Obama. During the debate, Hillary explained why we don’t need guns to fight our enemies.
White House communications director Jen Psaki told Bloomberg that within a matter of “weeks, not months” Obama will review the recommendations for executive orders he’s been given by the Department of Justice. The DOJ is currently trying to figure out what options Obama has, which could legally circumvent Congress and survive any lawsuits that gun rights groups are sure to throw at the order.
Psaki added that gun violence is “probably the issue that has touched him most personally over the course of his presidency.”
Obama “will not be satisfied” without action on guns before the end of his term, Psaki said.
It’s unclear what he’s up to though expanding background checks, gun shows, and no-fly lists are on his radar.
According to Psaki, Obama is planning a “range of steps that can be taken as it relates to the people who have access to guns [and] how people gain access to guns,” and that he “will not be satisfied” unless some kind of action is taken on firearms before the end of his term.
During the debate, Clinton was asked about an ABC News poll that shows Americans believe arming more people, not stricter gun laws, is the best defense.
“Guns in and of themselves, in my opinion, will not make Americans safer…arming more people to do what I think is not the appropriate response to terrorism. I think what is is creating much deeper, closer relations and yes coalitions within our own country. The first line of defense against radicalization is in the Muslim-American community, people who we should be welcoming and working with,” she said.
Hillary said in December of 2014 that we should “respect”, “understand” and feel “empathy” towards ISIS. Yeah, that’ll work! Especially when they are trying to behead us.