Some ideas under consideration are universal background checks for gun buyers, more mental health checks, creating a national database to track the movement and sale of weapons, and tougher penalties for carrying guns near schools.
But lobbyists and
obstructionistsCongress toddlersmembers are equally determined to make sure none of that ever happens...
...So what’s a president to do?
[WaPo:] In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action, according to interest-group leaders who have discussed options with Biden and key Cabinet secretaries. Possibilities include changes to federal mental-health programs and modernization of gun-tracking efforts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In doing so, the administration has made clear that it is willing to take on the National Rifle Association and other special interest groups to reduce the impact of firearms in America.
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