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White House Imposes Gun Restrictions by Executive Order

One Obama order, the White House said, will close a loophole that allowed felons and other people prohibited by federal law from purchasing a gun by registering it to a corporation or a trust.

The White House said more than 39,000 requested to register a gun to a corporation or a trust last year.

Obama’s second order will stop authorization that allows the re-importation of military-grade firearms that had been sold to allies or given as military assistance.

The White House said the government has approved requests to re-import more than 250,000 military-grade firearms since 2005.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • SIV||

    'bout time you cosmos got around to reporting this.

  • Sevo||

    Oyez! Oyez! Hear the Royal Decree!

  • Bean Counter||

    SECOND AMENDMENT??
    We ain't got no SECOND AMENDMENT!! I DON'T HAVE TO SHOW YOU NO STINKING SECOND AMENDMENT!!

  • Brendan||

    The only firearms that I'm aware of that that can be purchased by a trust are NFA firearms.

    So, there's apparently a significant number of felons purchasing short barrel rifles, shotguns, AOWs and/or machine guns and paying the $200 ($5 for AOW) tax? Doubtful.

    It's still illegal for the person to possess them though.

    This is about letting anti-gun chief law enforcement officers continue to stall or oppose the nonsensical CLEO signoff portion of NFA transfers.

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