Obama Proposed Stricter Gun Control Laws: 23 Executive Actions Announced

Jan 17, 2013 12:18 IST

Barrack Obama, the US President on 16 January 2013 proposed extensive gun control laws, making them stricter. Obama announced a total of 23 executive measures which would come into effect immediately after his signatures. One of these measures include requiring the target shooters to keep their guns locked and also within the range once they are done, instead of carrying it home since it can fall into the wrong hands.

The US President also additionally asked the lawmakers to ban military-style assault weapons, high capacity magazine as well as to make the background check mandatory.

Obama announced that this was his attempt to keep children safe, keeping in view the massacre of Newtown where 20 first grade children along with six adults were killed. Obama’s plan as of now is to work through the executive orders as well as the laws.

Obama’s Proposal:

•According to the White House, as an immediate action, Obama signed 23 Executive Actions that would keep children safe from violence arising from gun.
•Apart from this, Obama called the lawmakers for eliminating the loopholes as well as conducting the background check on anyone who would buy the gun.
•Additionally, Obama wanted the legislators to restore ban on the military-style assault weapons, apart from creating the tougher penalties for people who buy guns for selling them to the criminals.

The proposals on stringent gun control laws came in light of the Sandy Hook School shootings that took place on 14 December 2012 in Newtown, Conn.

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