www.whitehouse.gov | The following article is from Whitehouse.gov. I thought it would be good to have their point of view documented so people can judge for themselves. I can't bring myself to include the begining of the article though since it's so political and filled with trigger words and phrases. Beyond the specifics of the actions, which may arguably be supported by many people, the manner in which this is being done, by Executive Action, rather than by the normal legislative process, is alarming. It smacks of an "ends justifys the means" approach to leadership.
www.freebeacon.com | The FBI processed a record number of firearms-related background checks last year, indicating that more guns were sold in 2015 than in any previous year in American history.
More than 23 million checks were processed through the National Instant Background Check System in 2015, an all-time record.
news.yahoo.com | The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support.
The NRA's assertion and its obtaining of the memo in the first place underscore the no-holds-barred battle under way as Washington's fight over gun restrictions heats up.
The memo, under the name of one of the Justice Department's leading crime researchers, critiques the effectiveness of gun control proposals, including some of President Barack Obama's. A Justice Department official called the memo an unfinished review of gun violence research and said it does not represent administration policy.
cnsnews.com | A growing number of firearm and firearm-related companies have stated they will no longer sell items to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict their citizens' rights to own them.
According to The Police Loophole, 34 companies have joined in publicly stating that governments who seek to restrict 2nd Amendment rights will themselves be restricted from purchasing the items they seek to limit or ban.
washington.cbslocal.com | If you enjoy packing heat while sipping a hot cup of coffee, Friday is your day.
Firearms owners and gun rights advocates are heading to local coffee shops to celebrate “Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day.” It’s their way of saying ‘thank you’ to the Seattle-based coffee franchise for — as they see it — not infringing on their Second Amendment rights.
breitbart.com | The NRA will also begin running full page ads in regional sections of USA Today on Monday, Feb. 25. These ads will reach an additional 15 states, setting the tone for the campaign to come.
The ad campaign is designed to highlight internal Obama administration memos--specifically a DOJ memo--which admits that "gun control proposals will not reduce gun violence."
redstate.com | Chicago’s Chief of Police, who previously blamed ”government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence, declared that the law-ful exercise of the Second Amendment was a threat to public safety. From the Illinois State Rifle Association: