Transcript, Jan 5, 2016: President Obama’s Speech on Guns

Read Barack Obama’s Speech on New Gun Control Measures

President Barack Obama unveiled a new set of executive actions aimed at limiting gun violence in a press conference Tuesday from the White House. The efforts largely center on more stringent background checks.

Four main points…

Number one, anybody in the business of selling firearms must get a license and conduct background checks, or be subject to criminal prosecutions.


Number two, we’re going to do everything we can to ensure the smart and effective enforcement of gun safety laws that are already on the books, which means we’re going to add 200 more ATF agents and investigators.


Number three, we’re going to do more to help those suffering from mental illness get the help that they need.


Number four, we’re going to boost gun safety technology.

These main points seem simple. In fact, I look at the list and wonder how this would stop any of the mass shootings that have already occurred. The text of whatever is officially written in the books is what matters.

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