White House prepares to outline steps on gun safety.

Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White…

Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they’re likely to fall short of the bold measures activists would like to see.

Anti-gun groups have been disappointed to see no action so far from President Barack Obama, who supported tough gun control measures earlier in his career but fell largely silent upon becoming president. Some activists were using the opportunity of the six-month anniversary of the Giffords shooting on Friday to speak up.

Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public “in the near future.” He didn’t offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues like banning assault weapons but could include executive action to strengthen the background check system or other steps.

Source: The Associated Press

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  • LIES and DECEPTION…this will go NO WHERE!

  • D. Quinn

    If we get rid of all guns we will still have a criminal problem. If we get rid of the criminals we will never have a gun problem !!!! The Criminal Justice and Mental Health professions need to do their jobs and be held accountable when they dont !!!!