Source: Foxnews

The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, including one that would curb the import of military surplus weapons, in a move that could anger collectors.

Vice President Biden was set to announce the new measures later Thursday morning. They took the form of executive actions, which President Obama added to the list of 23 steps the White House already determined the president could take on his own.

The steps come after Congress declined to pass any gun control legislation earlier this year despite an aggressive White House push for action in the wake of the Newton, Conn., shooting massacre. With the political world focused on Mideast tensions and looming fiscal battles, the move signaled Obama’s intent to show he hasn’t lost sight of the issue.

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A recent Harvard University study reaffirmed what has been common sense for generations; people are safer, crime drops, when the people have access and liberty to arm themselves.