President Plans New Background Check Law

President Barack Obama waves as he walks with his daughter Malia Obama across the South Lawn on return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, after their family vacation in Hawaii. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP / APAccording to the publication The Hill, U.S. President Obama plans to increase background-check requirements for those who purchase guns from high-volume dealers.

He would be doing this through the use of executive order.

The President announced Friday that will meet today, Monday, with Attorney General Loretta Lynch “to discuss options” for reducing gun deaths in America, according to The Washington Post.

The Post, citing unnamed people “familiar with the proposal,” said the White House will unveil the background checks and other policy specifics next week.  The policy proposals would include closing the gun show loophole.

CNN states he will have a one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Thursday and meet with CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.

Obama used his weekly radio last address Friday to pledge a continued fight against “our epidemic of gun violence.”

“Because I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing,” Obama said.

“I get letters from responsible gun owners who grieve with us every time these tragedies happen; who share my belief that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to bear arms; and who share my belief we can protect that right while keeping an irresponsible, dangerous few from inflicting harm on a massive scale.”

(Updated for credit)

(Article inspired by: R. Montgomery)




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