While everyone is distracted with budget battles and the unrest in the Middle East, the White House announced two new gun control measures today. One new action attempts to close a loophole that exists related to background check and the other one prohibits the re-importation of U.S. military weapons.
The Associated Press first announced these new executive actions this morning.
One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets. The White House said the U.S. has approved 250,000 of those guns to be reimported since 2005; under the new policy, only museums and a few other entities like the government will be eligible to reimport military-grade firearms.