We have now seen BHO's anti-gun violence program and it is revealed as a "paper tiger" that is no real threat to the gun owners of the United States.
The legislative proposals are such that only the police funding is likely to pass either or both houses of Congress. In particular the transparently regulatory requirement for the background checking of private gun sales will fail as objectionable in term of the property rights of individuals not in the gun trade. This measure would also create a de facto national firearms registry and that will not "fly" in the Congress.
The anti-gun people, especially those in the corporate media, have flooded the airwaves with spurious "polling" that purports to show that US citizens and US gun owners now want the kind of gun law that "Wilmington Joe" Biden has suggested. IMO the result in Congress will show that the anti-gun forces are as mistaken as the Romney polling was in insisting that he would win the presidential election and that the Republicans would capture the senate. BHO has created for hiself a scenario for an initial step in making himself a lame duck. He should be worrying about the coming sequester. That is likely to be a second step in his progress toward "The Inferno."
His EO measures are largely trivialities, but even so, his wish to spread mental health records around as well as all kinds of federal records (i.e. VA treatment records) will cause him trouble. I actually think that this provision is one thing that might contribute to better sales procedures, but Obama's desire to put all federal records in the background check "hopper" will lead to veterans avoiding PTSD treatment among other things.
Someone explain to me how any of his intended measures would have prevented the Newtown massacre. Is it imagined that the madman could not have killed these people without the Bushmaster and 30 round magazines? pl