White House Imposes Gun Restrictions by Executive Order
Or imperial decree, if you will
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.