In fact, Politico reports that next week, Obama is expected to announce executive gun control to broaden background checks and put new regulations on licensed gun sellers. “There should be no question as to the legality and necessity of this bold, effective Presidential action”.
Audio clip: Listen to audio clip. But advocacy groups say some of the people who sell firearms at gun shows are not federally licensed, increasing the chance of sales to customers prohibited by law from purchasing guns.
“It is essential due to Congressional inaction -? regrettably and reprehensibly making Congress complicit in the continuing epidemic of gun violence”, said Blumenthal. “Time and time again, Americans have said they want our laws to assure that only law-abiding citizens can own guns”.
Facing the reality that lawmakers are unlikely to strengthen the country’s gun laws anytime soon, the administration has been looking at ways Obama can tighten gun sales unilaterally, focusing in particular on who could be considered a high-volume dealer for an executive action that could expand background checks.
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