President Obama Plans Executive Action On Gun Control Soon
Obama Plans Executive Action On Guns In 'Weeks, Not Months'
President Obama plans an executive action on gun control within “weeks, not months,” according to White House communications director Jen Psaki.
“Senior congressional aides and sources in the gun-control community” suggest that the president will issue his executive actions after his Christmas vacation.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted that Obama’s legal team have been “scrubbing through the law” in finding ways to gain more gun control, Roll Call reports via the Idaho State Journal.
Obama met with Michael Bloomberg earlier this month, who urges the president to use executive action in order to expand background checks to private gun owners who sell firearms to other private gun owners and to broaden the background checks to cover sales at shows.
On December 21, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced gun legislation to block Obama’s attempt to use executive action in an effort to expand gun control laws. That proposal would limit the executive action to an “advisory-only capacity and require a Congressional vote before the can be enacted.”
Many gun owners and advocates argue that if President Obama tries using executive action to expand gun control laws, it’ll backfire more than anything else.
“The bottom line is more people will be buying guns,” Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen in Idaho said. “If he does this without Congress, I believe it will backfire on him.”
Neilsen thinks the president’s actions will increase the sales of guns. He also says that it’ll come off as the government trying to revoke their Second Amendment right to own guns.
President Obama wants a lot more done in the way of gun laws. Arguments will rage on as the president does what he views is safest and best for the nation.