From Michael Walsh at the New York Daily News: Photo-op president shooting blanks.
But all these are tepid, marginal stuff.And others are outright posturing — such as issuing a presidential memorandum “directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence” — or simply risible — such as the order to nominate a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Um, what’s stopping you, Mr. President? (Of course, senators may well want to ask the ATF nominee about the Fast and Furious debacle.)
From Real Clear Politics: Obama's Gun Violence Plan Faces Tall Odds in Congress
Two from Politico:
After the "do-it-for-the-kids" photo op, the impossible AWB politics of House and Senate and the almost silly 23 presidential "directions" -- not even executive orders -- has a lot of folks wondering what is really going on here.
LATER: From the Washington Post: What President Obama proposed on guns. And what might actually pass Congress.