Thursday, May 19, 2011

Obama: “I’m working on gun control under the radar”: "According to the article, Jim and Sarah Brady visited Capital Hill on March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan; to push for a ban on "large magazines." The couple reportedly were meeting with press secretary, Jay Carney, when, according to Sarah Brady, the President came in. She said the President told her he wanted to talk about gun control and "fill us in that it was very much on his agenda." She went on to say Obama told her, "I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar." The statement reinforces an article in the Huffington Post describing how the administration is exploring ways to bypass Congress and enact gun control through executive action. The Department of Justice reportedly is holding meetings discussing the White House's options for enacting regulations on its own or through adjoining agencies and departments."

Concealed carry "compromise" considered in Illinois actually abject surrender: "The problem, of course, is that in any jurisdiction in which the government frowns on armed private citizens, 'may issue' tends to become 'won't issue.' We've seen that in Hawaii, which is technically a 'may issue' state, but one in which it is universally understood to be absolutely impossible for an ordinary private citizen to obtain a permit."

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