President Obama announced today that he has signed an Executive Order to advance his gun control policy agenda.
According to The Hill:
Many sellers in those areas are unlicensed, which gun-control advocates say allows them to skirt federal background check requirements.
The policy does not set a specific number of gun sales that would force a seller to register with the federal government. Instead, the government would consider a number of factors, including whether the seller represents itself as an official dealer and the frequency of sales.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will issue new guidance to sellers on who must register as a licensed dealer, an effort to narrow the so-called “gun show loophole.”
The new rules will close a legal loophole that allows firearm buyers to skirt background checks by applying to purchase them through trusts and corporations.
Obama will announce the new rules mandating that sellers shipping guns are responsible for reporting weapon that are lost or stolen in transit.”