WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — President Obama will release some time next week his final executive order while in office to address the gun violence in America.
Semi automatic magazines will be limited to 100 rounds from it’s current 500 limit. This new order is formatted after the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 which expired. Also included in the order will be a restriction on the hollow point high capacity bullet, one can only be in possession of 99 at any given time. The hollow point is a favorite of gangsters to kill police officers. The bullet itself will explode upon impact shredding the person internal organs.
“It’s for the Sandy Point victims” explained White House legislative aid Tommy Poindexter. “President Obama wanted to leave office letting the American public know they can be assured this type of atrocity can never occur again.”
Response from the NRA was swift. “Once again President Obama has circumvented the constitution to severely restrict American citizens from exercising their second Amendment rights. It’s always about the kids getting killed and never about our rights to own firearms. Restricting magazine rounds and bullets limits an individual from protecting himself. Once again our rights have been trampled”.
American has some staggering gun control statistics.
One in three people in the U.S. knows someone who has been shot.1
On average, 31 Americans are murdered with guns every day and 151 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room.2
Every day on average, 55 people kill themselves with a firearm, and 46 people are shot or killed in an accident with a gun.3
The U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population.4
A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting than to be used in self-defense.5
As soon as word got out regarding the pending executive action Gun shop owners saw a spike in sales of all guns/ammo.
Robert’s Gun Rack & Indoor Pistol Range
Robert Smith owner of the range has experienced a surge in sales today. “Everything is flying off the shelf, Obama is very dangerous. Once again he bypassed the Congress proving he’s out to get gun owners in this country. I encourage everyone to buy as many guns as you can.”
A few of the customers took some time to express there jitters over the upcoming ban.
“Obama’s going to take away all of our guns, I just know it. I will buy as many guns and bullets as I can before he bans guns on Friday”, explained Jeb Collins a town local.
“I sold my food stamps and got a payday loan to buy myself another gun with bullets. That damm Obama just wants to increase welfare in this country and take away our guns. He wants to let in all his Muslim friends from Isis and they will kill us. How will we protect our self?” said Billy Horschel a local golf pro.
The order drew a vastly different response from the Berkeley California group “Citizens for responsible Gun control”.Spokesman Patty Hearst had this to say: “It’s wonderful President Obama has stood up to the NRA and has finally gotten some justice for all the children of Sandy Hook. He would do more but it’s all the Republicans fault and George Bush for invading Iraq”.
Congressman Jo Bonner (R) representing Alabama was concerned with Obama again circumventing Congress.
” It’s Sandy Hook this, Sandy Hook that. More tears from the president trying to invoke sympathy. Sure some kids died from some pretty serious firepower but kids die swimming in pools every day. Should we ban pools too?”.
Emotions run high when gun control is debated in this country. Is the order of limiting gun magazines and certain bullets enough to curb the violence that permeates every corner of America? Nobody can say it will but we can be certain the debate will not end here.