President Says Executive Orders ‘Will Be Consistent with the Second Amendment’

New Gun Control Initiatives Set to Roll Out

SAF Fires Back at Jeh Johnson's Gun Control Statement

President Obama shed some light on executive orders he plans to roll out in the coming days when it comes to gun control. It’s a move that’s guaranteed to light some fires.

The President plans to announce a list of initiatives he sees fit as part of an ongoing mission he has in mind to cut down on gun violence. This is a move that’s likely to go over the head of Congress.

The measures “will potentially save lives in this country and spare families the pain and extraordinary loss they’ve suffered as result of guns being in the hands of the wrong people,” Obama told reporters of his plans for stricter gun control.

According to NBC, these remarks from President Obama emerged after his meeting concluded with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and a top official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The President explained that they all shared the same views on gun control. This is reportedly the outcome of a 3-month review designed to keep firearms away from criminals and people who are “mentally unstable.”

President Obama’s didn’t elaborate on the proposals he has, but he expects a huge backlash from Republicans in Congress. It’s believed that some of the proposals will include stronger background checks for gun purchases.

“The good news is that these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they’re also ones that the overwhelming majority of the American people, including gun owners, support and believe in,” the president said.

President Obama did add that his executive orders will be “consistent with the Second Amendment and people’s lawful right to bear arms.”