They'll be released beginning at 8:55 a.m. today, but it's already known that they'll include a new federal gun trafficking law, a renewal of the federal assault weapons ban, universal background checks for gun purchases, and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips. ("Like the 30-round magazines that the police said [Adam] Lanza used.")


The administration must keep political realities in mind as it drafts its proposals: getting any new gun regulations through Congress, particularly through the Republican-controlled House, is seen as difficult.

Not waiting for Congress: The State of New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday signed an expanded assault weapons ban into law.

Not likely to do anything meaningful about gun control this year: Washington State.