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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Executive Order: President Obama's Attempt At Reducing America's Gun Violence

President Obama, today, gave remarks on the steps his administration is planning to take to make it harder for Americans to gain access to guns.

In a tearful demonstration the president recalled several incidents of gun violence during his tenure and became emotional, yet again, while mentioning the Sandy Hook massacre.

"Everytime I think about those kids it gets me mad", he said.



The president's Executive Order, which will include mandatory background checks, will be 21st century proof, according to President Obama.

"We're going to bring an outdated background check system in to the 21st century", he said.

The president's Executive Order, which bypassed Congress, have people talking --  including Congress.

The owner of a Colonial Heights, Virginia gun shop, Dance's Sporting Goods, said his business has been very good since the president's action.   His customers, who fear they will not be able to own guns and fear the Second Amendment rights are in jeopardy, have been buying guns at record numbers.

"Our business is off the charts", said the owner.

Others say there is no way to keep bad people from obtaining guns, if they want to get them.

Today's East Room event was attended by victims of gun violence and included the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the young teen who was killed by a gun the week after performing at the president's 2012 inauguration.

Also in attendance, Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark.

SEE ALSO: Sandy Hook One Year Later | Guns What Are They Good For?

Ironically, as the president issued his gun control Executive Order, so-called 'militia men', with guns, have taken over federal wildlife property in Oregon. Police, who have not issued transpassing charges, and have not fired upon the men, have 'politely' asked them to leave.

The event has led some to ask: Would the same courtesy have been extended if the men holding federal land hostage were African American?

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