Obama is meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss a three-month review of what actions he could take to help reduce gun violence. The president will take questions from the audience at the event moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“Again it’s what the second amendment says”, Rod Piper, a gun owner said. “That’s why they have a government”, Mr. Rhodes said.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott echoed its backers’ slogan in a Twitter comment: “Obama wants to impose more gun control. There’s a big assault on the Second Amendment”, said Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump late Saturday at a rally in Biloxi, Mississippi.
According to CNN, those familiar with Obama’s plans have called his executive action “imminent”.
Depending on who succeeds him, many Obama backers could rue the day they cheered his “pen-and-phone” campaign to get past Republican opposition in Congress. The unilateral steps he took to raise environmental standards and ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants in the USA illegally may serve as precedent for moves they won’t cheer.
For example, Obama has long decried the so-called “gun show loophole” that allows gun buyers to circumvent federal background checks by purchasing weapons at flea markets and collector’s events, and could change regulations redefining whether those sellers should be required to conduct background checks. The president can’t re-write gun control legislation, but he can direct Attorney General Loretta Lynch to interpret and enforce those laws more aggressively. I will veto that.
“There’s plenty of things that they can do right now that are already there”.
“The president has a pattern of taking away rights of citizens”, GOP candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told “Fox News Sunday“.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accused Obama of acting “as a king” by moving on gun control without lawmakers.
On the ABC News This Week with George Stephanopoulos broadcast on Sunday, Ben Carson, another 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, didn’t see a need for Mr Trump or anyone else to tone down their comments.
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