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Old January 16, 2013, 09:09 PM   #121
Vanya
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Here, again, is the text of the White House press release, all 21 pages of it.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...mid=tw-nytimes

The EOs are summarized, but there's little if anything in them that affects actual "gun control" in a substantive way, as far as I can see. It's all "direct the AG to review," "send a letter to FFLs," etc. A couple of them involve presidential memoranda requiring various federal agencies to do things that, as far as I can see, they already have the power to do.

An executive order calling for a "national dialog... on mental health" doesn't carry quite the same oomph as one authorizing the extrajudicial murder of American citizens, for example.

The rest is basically a wish list of laws he'd like Congress to pass. I suppose some are more likely to pass than others, but this is a president whose basic negotiating tactic is the "preemptive concession." If it were LBJ, I'd be worried -- Obama, not so much.

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Originally Posted by Metal god
Does anybody know how the NICS works in detail and how they come to have said info that would disqualify you from owning a gun .
"In detail," is it? Alrighty then.

You'll find all the details here, in a document published by the ATF -- it's a mere 243 pages long.
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