President Obama has one year left on his term and he’s making some final changes at the top of the new year. One of the hot button issues he’s addressing is the gun control laws. Within the past year the U.S. has experienced random mass shootings from the Charleston church shooting to the San Bernardino Xmas party massacre.
President Obama gun control restriction package includes 10 separate provisions, White House officials said. One key provision would require more gun sellers — especially those who do business on the Internet and at gun shows — to be licensed and would force them to conduct BACKGROUND CHECKSon potential buyers. Obama would devote $500 million more in federal funds to treating mental illness — a move that could require congressional approval — and require that firearms lost in transit between a manufacturer and seller be reported to federal authorities.
Under the president’s actions, the FBI will hire more than 230 additional examiners and other personnel to help process new BACKGROUND CHECKand the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has established a new investigation center to keep track of illegal gun trafficking online and will devote $4 million and additional personnel to enhance the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.