Barack Obama has announced that he will sign numerous executive orders on gun control, according to the AP. The president’s advisors are putting the finishing touches on executive action that would focus on expanded background checks, and the Obama administration has been looking for ways to close the so-called “gun show loophole.”
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review “in short order.” She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks.
Jarrett spoke Wednesday night at a vigil for the victims of the Newtown shooting, according to a summary provided by the White House.
After the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said his team was looking for ways to tighten gun laws without a vote in Congress. White House officials have said they’re exploring closing the so-called “gun show loophole” that allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
It is unclear at this time if “expanded background checks” includes the terror watchlist or any other list the government has assembled on people to be watched.
My colleague Moe Lane only recently posted on Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy’s new push to ban guns, and it appears that Obama is going to try his best to follow suit.