“President Obama to push assault weapons ban in second term” – headline, The Hill (today).
Not exactly a surprise, as President Obama has a clear record (particularly as an Illinois legislator) supporting extreme gun control measures including a ban on the manufacturing, sales, and possession of handguns, and a ban on the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
I believe we can expect “without Congressional approval” to be a major factor in whatever the President ends up doing.
I also believe that whatever the President comes up with would not have stopped the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, if it had already been in force. What it will do, guaranteed, is place more burdens on law abiding citizens, firearms enthusiasts, and gun dealers.
Readers, what do you think the President will end up ordering as a response to the Sandy Hook elementary shooting?