The White House has released a fact sheet that outlines President Obama's upcoming announcement about his plan to use gun control measures to slow gun violence. Here is the short of what he is proposing.
Under the President's direction the FBI will hire 230 additional examiners and staff to help process background checks. This is intended to make the service available 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.
An additional four million dollars will be dedicated to helping the ATF track illegal online firearm trafficking.
The 2017 budget will include funding for 200 new ATF agents to help enforce current gun laws.
ATF is finalizing a policy to make sure dealers who lose firearms in transit notify law enforcement.
President Obama is proposing a $500 million dollar investment to increase access to mental health care.
The Social Security Administration will build a process by which it will include information in the background check system about people who should be prohibited from possessing a gun due to mental health reasons.
The Department of Health is working to remove legal barriers that prevent states from reporting relevant information about people who are prohibited from possessing a gun due to mental health reasons.
The ATF regulations will create a better and more detailed framework for who needs a FFL to buy and sell guns regardless of where they conduct those sales.
The ATF will require background checks for people buying firearms via a trust or corporation.