tisdag 5 januari 2016

Obama ger exekutiv order om vapenkontroll

Obama pålyste nyss en rad exekutiva beslut för att få hårdare kontroll på flödet av vapen i USA. Bland annat ska vapenförsäljare över nätet- och på konferenser, tvingas ha speciella licenser, samt göra bakgrundskontroller på sina kunder.

500 miljoner dollar extra ska också satsas på mentalvård, då psykisk ohälsa anses vara orsak till många av de amerikanska dödsskjutningarna. Här CBS talet:

Talet fick snabbt kritik från republikanskt håll, och från NRA. NRA:s VD Chris Cox släppte följande meddelande:

Once again, President Obama has chosen to engage in political rhetoric, instead of offering meaningful solutions to our nation's pressing problems. Today's event also represents an ongoing attempt to distract attention away from his lack of a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe from terrorist attack.

The American people do not need more emotional, condescending lectures that are completely devoid of facts. The men and women of the National Rifle Association take a back seat to no one when it comes to keeping our communities safe. But the fact is that President Obama's proposals would not have prevented any of the horrific events he mentioned. The timing of this announcement, in the eighth and final year of his presidency, demonstrates not only political exploitation but a fundamental lack of seriousness.

The proposed executive actions are ripe for abuse by the Obama Administration, which has made no secret of its contempt for the Second Amendment. The NRA will continue to fight to protect the fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed under our Constitution. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be harassed or intimidated for engaging in lawful, constitutionally-protected activity – nor will we allow them to become scapegoats for President Obama's failed policies.

Ted Cruz tweetade följande:

Källor: Washington Post, NBC, CBS

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