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Obama considers executive action on gun control

6 years 9 months 22 hours ago Friday, January 01 2016 Jan 1, 2016 January 01, 2016 10:08 AM January 01, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: WH.gov / YouTube

HONOLULU - President Barack Obama says he can't "sit around and do nothing." So one of his early actions in the new year will be to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss how to make it harder for "a dangerous few" to get their hands on guns.

Possible executive action will be part of the discussion and is expected to center around expanding background checks.

Obama says in his weekly radio address that he gets many letters from parents, teachers and children about gun violence.

White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said earlier in December that recommendations being submitted to Obama will include measures to expand background checks. The president has consistently expressed frustration after mass shootings, saying it shouldn't be so easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun.

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