Obama to Introduce New Rules on Assault Weapons, Background Checks

This is Dallas-related insomuch as it’s America-related, safety-related, and intelligence-related, so I’m posting it. At a noon news conference, President Barack Obama announced plans to introduce legislation next week that includes a ban on assault weapons, magazine capacity limits,  and expanded background checks for gun purchases, the New York Times reports.

“In the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality,” he said, according to the newspaper. “If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.”

Below is a letter/presentation Obama and his staff prepared. Read it over, let us know what you think:

White House Gun Proposals by


  • God

    There was been hundreds of rifles brought over these last two months.. And just watch over the next 10 years, how many shootings and killing happen…… Just Watch

  • CSP

    So posting White House policy proposals/talking points verbatim is kosher her now under some sort of “intelligence” exception to the Dallas-centric mission of this blog?

    Good to know.

  • Avid Reader

    Instead of slowly integrating more and more political posts into Frontburner, should just go ahead and bite the bullet, make the d mag political blog already.

    • Dubious Brother

      Do you mean the Left FrontBurner?

  • CSP

    How about “LeftBurner”?