• Description

President Obama recently announced a package of executive actions intended to reduce gunviolence and make our communities safer. In a nation where 33,000 Americans die by gun everyyear, these common sense regulations seek to give teeth to our existing gun laws, some of whichhave been nearly impossible to enforce as written. Though these actions include more than adozen components, including increased funding for mental health treatment, the addition of morelaw enforcement agents and background check examiners, and the foundation of an InternetInvestigations Center to track online gun trafficking, four are particularly likely to raise the ire of theNational Rifle Association (NRA) and its allies. This memo breaks down each: examining the flawsin our current enforcement system and explaining how these actions remedy them.