Originally posted on DaddyBear's Den:
President Obama just finished his pronouncement on his new gun control initiative. OK, I’m saying new, but let’s be honest, you don’t come up with a detailed and comprehensive program like this without having it filed away so you can bring it out, dust it off, and foist it upon us. My guess is that these have been sitting in a drawer somewhere since January 2009.
I’ll deal with the proposals he will be sending to Congress later. Here is my reaction to the 23 executive orders he signed today. My thoughts follow each one in italics.
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. – OK, fine. If federal agencies have relevant information for NICS, then it ought to go in. If they put in garbage that keeps an otherwise legal person from purchasing a gun, then that’s what we have lawyers for.