Posts Tagged ‘guns



17
Jan
13

Chat Away

President Barack Obama returns to the White House following a visit to the Presidential Inaugural Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

15
Apr
12

pic of the americas

President Barack Obama gestures during the official photo at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. Obama is flanked by Presidents Sebastian Pinera of Chile, front left, and Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, front right. Pictured behind the three leaders are Presidents Porfirio Lobo of Honduras, middle row, left, Felipe Calderon of Mexico, middle row, second from left, Ricardo Martinelli of Panama, middle row, right, and Trinidad and Tobago

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President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during a bilateral meeting at the Americas Summit in Cartagena. April 14

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From yesterday:

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Meanwhile….

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Back later, chat away ;-)

28
Jan
12

chat away

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AP: President Barack Obama will address the 99th annual Alfalfa Club dinner in Washington Saturday evening (7:15). First lady Michelle Obama will join the president at the prestigious event being held at the Capital Hilton.

The dinner is closed to the media.

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President Barack Obama plays with his dog Bo after returning to the White House from a Democratic fundraiser, January 27

11
Jul
11

‘obama’s quiet guns crackdown’

Daily Beast: The president will quietly toughen regulations in the wake of the Gabby Giffords shooting, despite opposition from the NRA.

…. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo that escaped much public notice but left federal prosecutors with an unmistakable message. People who buy guns at U.S. shops with the intent of secretly transferring them to someone else – a tactic known as “straw buying” that is at the heart of the Mexican border violence – should face new, stiffer prison sentences…

…It was one of several quiet efforts by the Obama administration to toughen current gun regulations through administrative processes …. starting as early as next week, Obama will begin a series of changes designed to tighten regulations and penalties under current laws – bypassing a fight in Congress with the pro-gun National Rifle Association in the process.

The changes will include:

A national electronic system designed to make background checks for handgun buyers simpler and faster, leaving an electronic paper trail….

A new reporting requirement that federally licensed gun shops report any person who tries to buy two long-arm weapons near the Mexican border over a five-day period.

Tougher sentencing guidelines for straw buyers …

Full article here




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