Archive for January 6, 2016

President Obama Designs For Himself “A Moment” of Tearful Gun Agony — Raw Is Just Not Law — Feels Good, Does Nothing

Obama tightens rules for gun dealers—which will do little other than allow him to duck the real questions.

At the White House announcement of new gun-control measures, Jan. 5.
At the White House announcement of new gun-control measures, Jan. 5. Photo: carlos barria/Reuters

On Tuesday President Obama announced that he would take executive action to expand the definition of a “firearms dealer.” The intent is to require more people who sell guns to first obtain a federal license—which obliges them to perform background checks on buyers. Unnoticed is that this action, taken under the banner of “common sense” gun control to make Americans safer, reverses a Clinton administration gun-control policy that also was supposed to make us safer.