Lawmakers’ action on guns less swift and sure than the president’s

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January 8, 2016

Gun control activists rally in front of the White House in Washington Jan. 4. The next day, U.S. President Barack Obama announced executive actions to reduce gun violence. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) See WASHINGTON-LETTER-GUNS Jan. 8, 2016.

Gun control activists rally in front of the White House in Washington Jan. 4. The next day, U.S. President Barack Obama announced executive actions to reduce gun violence. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When President Barack Obama unveiled a series of executive orders Jan. 5 intended to make a dent in gun violence in the United States, people reacted. And how.

“Thank God that someone finally has the courage to close the loopholes in our pitiful gun control laws to reduce the number of mass shootings, suicides and killings that have become a plague in our country,” said Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas in a Jan. 5 entry titled “The Cowboy Mentality” on his blog.

“Obama’s executive actions, though modest, are first steps in correcting gun laws so weak that they are ludicrous,” Bishop Farrell added. “Congress has unabashedly sold itself to the gun lobby. If there was ever any doubt, its recent action to kill legislation to ban people on the terrorist no-fly list (from obtaining guns) made it obvious.”

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