So, Obama bypassed congress and issues some petty executive orders mostly to be an asshole to law-abiding gun owners
Here’s the White House press office piece. Short version is that there will be no more re-importing of weapons that the US government gave to foreign countries. And for a trust or corporation to purchase an NFA item, individuals associated with the entity would have to undergo a background check. You know, because of all those times NFA weapons and imported collectible firearms are used in crime. Oh, wait. That hardly ever happens. I can think of two weapons that involved NFA crimes, one was a doctor who shot the woman he was having an affair with with his MAC-10 and the other involved a stolen suppressor. These happen so infrequently that when they do, they’re a big deal on blogs. And on the trust issue, it’s already illegal for a prohibited person to possess a weapon. And ATF doesn’t prosecute for attempted illegal purchases anyway, so the background checks are mostly useless.
Mostly, these actions target law-abiding folks who don’t commit gun crimes. So, there will be no reduction in gun violence.
What others are saying (or, rather, what I’m paraphrasing they are saying):
These are not real, actual problems. Well, yes.
But this was all the gun control lobby could get for $7M.