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Moment now we'll put pen to paper and sign some of the executive orders that he is issuing.
In concurrence with this announcement today at the White House.
Let's talk about -- with -- -- the anchor of special report -- I was surprised frankly -- at how much of this.
The president through promptly in congress' lap we were expecting be here.
-- quite a bit about the executive orders that he was going to issue and he didn't talk about that very much.
Talk about it but with that signature John there are 23 specific executive actions he is launching here.
They're not all -- three specific executive.
Orders that he's signing but -- executive actions and there's a long list of them.
How he did talk about the push for congressional action including a sweeping new assault weapons ban -- White House suggesting that -- Support to.
And work we death democratic senator Dianne Feinstein with her legislation.
For an assault weapons ban as well as -- restriction on the ban on gun magazine.
Of more than ten rounds.
The ammunition magazine of more than ten rounds.
He's also calling for universal background check something that would require a congressional legislation as well.
But among the executive.
He's he's suggesting that he's just signed into action.
A number of things including.
Stiffening and aggressively.
Existing laws on the books.
To go after people who slip through the cracks.
On checking different background checks and and going between.
That the existing laws that are on the books something frankly the NRA.
Has said that that it supports.
It also it lists among these 23.
Executive orders a launching a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
A number of things that are not.
That they they -- executive actions but they're not orders per say.
If he has a number of health care issues.
Telling the Health and Human Services Department to look into the issue of mental health and gun violence.
And it also instructs these Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To launch a major effort.
To -- gun violence that's really the only issue here in the 23.
That -- anything with video games or Hollywood.
It's basically launching study in two.
Gun violence the rest of these 23.
Have to do with -- guns specifically.
And obviously the push that the president is announcing a major push that he says his office is going to get behind.
Around the country to make sure this legislation passes he says he wants to renew the assault.
Weapons -- and institute a ban on magazines that hold more than ten rounds.
He's been told even by some Democrats on Capitol Hill that at least the assault weapons ban is not going to pass this congress right.
Yes but he is suggesting with what he's saying here that by.
Here is force.
This office by the force of this moment.
That he believes that he can impact.
Some of these lawmakers.
And that he can sway this -- he believes.
By at least this statement today.
That he can potentially.
Make a difference in this vote and the question is really for those.
Those lawmakers that we.
Who we heard from.
Like Joseph mansion the senator from West Virginia.
And other pro gun lawmakers who came out and said that they might be in favor of of some sort of legislation.
Early on and then we we didn't hear from some of them throughout this time.
Where they stand now and how senator Reid.
The senate majority leader stance going forward.
That is going to be well the devil's in the details -- always Bret -- the anchor a special report I know you'll be on with a great program tonight on all of this Brett thanks.
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