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Obama imposes new limits on guns through executive action
Posted By admin On August 29, 2013 @ 10:20 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
The Hill 
August 29, 2013
The Obama administration on Thursday imposed new limits on the import of military surplus firearms and closed a loophole that allows felons and others to get guns by circumventing background checks.
The executive actions come as the administration strives to act to reduce gun violence after Congress failed earlier this year to pass legislation in the wake of last year’s shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Democrats in the Senate were unable in April to garner enough votes for a bill that would have expanded the background check system and cracked down on gun trafficking.
“Even as Congress fails to act on common-sense proposals, like expanding criminal background checks and making gun trafficking a federal crime, the President and Vice President remain committed to using all the tools in their power to make progress toward reducing gun violence,” according to a White House statement released on Thursday.
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