Obama Seeks Ban On Assault Weapons

President Barack Obama intends to reinstate a ban on assault weapons following last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Obama has relatively been quiet … Continue reading Obama Seeks Ban On Assault Weapons


President Barack Obama intends to reinstate a ban on assault weapons following last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Obama has relatively been quiet about gun control; he is now poised to push for new gun control measures.

The president has been on the ban for a while but according to the White House, Obama can’t act alone, now there has been a little appetite in Congress to enact the new gun laws.

Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein announced on Sunday that she plans to introduce legislation to reinstate the ban early in the new year.

Senator Feinstein said the bill would ‘aim at limiting the sale, transfer and possession of assault weapons, along with the capacity of high-capacity magazines.’

She said that her bill – along with a similar bill in the House of Representatives – will be proposed on the first day of the next Congress when politicians return after the holidays.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama would ‘actively support’ Feinstein’s bill and would also support legislation to close the gun show ‘loophole,’ which allows people to buy guns from private dealers without background checks.