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On Tap for Wednesday: Gun Control From the Oval Office

ikonoclast Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:51 AM
Linn County (Oregon) Sheriff Tim Mueller, "We are Americans," Mueller wrote. "We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws." Thanks to Lenore Skenazy - what we're seeing is "Post-Traumatic Stupidity Syndrome"

It's Wednesday and at 11:45 this morning, President Obama will unveil new plans for gun control through executive order while surrounded by children. He's expected to call on Congress to ban semi-automatic "assault" rifles and high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. He'll also ask for universal background checks. Up to this point, Obama has been vague about what exactly his executive orders will include, but we'll find out today.

According to a lobbyist briefed Tuesday, Obama will present a three-part plan focused on gun violence, education and mental health. He'll call for: