UPDATED WITH MORE: Obama to propose OVERHAUL of background checks


Via Breaking News, here are some of the proposals from Obama on his lawless gun control agenda:

White House: President Obama to propose overhaul to background check system in gun sales, $500 million investment in mental health care

More: President Obama to include funding for 200 new ATF agents to enforce gun laws in Fiscal Year 2017 budget, White House says

President Obama directs Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology – White House

Here’s more from Jeff Mason, Reuters White House Correspondent:

I’ll update with more when I have it.

UPDATE: Here’s more from NBC News:

President Barack Obama directed federal agencies Monday to carry out a series of steps to reduce gun violence, including measures to restrict sales by unlicensed dealers — sometimes called the gun show loophole.

Regulators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will clarify that anyone engaged in the business of selling firearms must get a federal firearms dealers license and check the backgrounds of all buyers.

Federal law exempts from the license requirement anyone who sells guns only occasionally, as a hobby or to enhance a collection from. But ATF will put sellers on notice that whether they are engaged in an actual business or not depends on several factors, including how quickly they sell they guns they acquire, whether they sell guns for more than they paid for them, and how often and in what quantity they sell firearms.

“These rules will provide clear notice to those individuals who try to hide behind the hobby exception when they are selling for a profit or for a business,” Lynch said.

“It doesn’t matter where you conduct your business — from a store, at gun shows or over the Internet. If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks,” said White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

White House officials said the administration would seek funding from Congress to allow ATF to hire 200 new agents and investigators to enforce gun laws. It will also seek $500 million to increase access to mental health care.

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