This morning, President Obama spoke about his executive actions to tighten restrictions on gun sales. Here are the written documents to date:
1) The President directed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF") to issue new guidance on who is a "gun seller" responsible to conduct background checks on prospective purchases. ATF is already out with their booklet "Do I Need A License To Buy and Sell Firearms"; here it is:
Here is how the ATF describes the "key points" of the new publication:
2) The White House "Fact Sheet" on the Executive Actions":
3) The White House Memorandum from yesterday "Promoting Smart Gun Technology":
Of course, the President's remarks had a distinctly Arizona element to them, as he singled out the mass shooting in Tucson five years ago which included an attempted assassination of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords; six people were killed and 13 injured. Here are the remarks.
Updated: In the list of Executive Actions, the White House included the following Jan. 4 memo from Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding "federal efforts to improve the safety of domestic violence victims":
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