President Barack Obama reveals new executive actions on gun cont - Tucson News Now

President Barack Obama reveals new executive actions on gun control

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va.,Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. (Source: AP) President Barack Obama speaks at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va.,Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. (Source: AP)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

President Obama's executive actions on gun control have been released online, ahead of Tuesday's announcement. 

These executive actions are aimed at achieving four goals: 

1. Keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks

2. Make our communities safer from gun violence

3. Increase mental health treatment and reporting to the background check system

4. Shape the future of gun safety technology

There will be an overhaul of the current background check system.

A key part will include requiring more gun sellers to be licensed, based on a mix of things such as if the seller processes credit cards, is a vendor at gun shows, or has business cards. 

This will apply to those to do business on the internet and at gun shows. 

The executive actions will also include hiring an additional 200 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents.

An additional 230 FBI staff members will be hired to process the background checks. 

The Obama Administration will also propose a $500 million investment to increase access to mental health care. 

You can read the full "fact sheet' here: http://tucsonne.ws/1Pckzjc

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