Over the last few weeks, President Obama has stepped things up with his gun-grabbing agenda. Now, insiders say he is about to issue a new executive order that will change the landscape of guns in this country forever.
On Wednesday, Obama met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is a proponent for new gun control laws and a sworn enemy of the NRA. According to CNN, Obama has been meeting with many gun control activists over the last few weeks as his aides rush to complete the order that will close the so-called “gun show loophole” by expanding background checks on gun sales.
After the Wednesday meeting, the White House told reporters that Obama and Bloomberg “discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America.”
The timeline of the order is still unknown, but experts say it’s coming VERY soon.
CNN described what Obama could be doing with his new executive order:
In his executive action, Obama could alter the government’s definition of who is “in the business” of selling guns, expanding it to include private dealers and others who can currently sell without completing a background check. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has already said she would take such action if elected to the White House.
But the legal hurdles in moving unilaterally have proven difficult for the administration to surmount. If he does move forward with executive actions, they would almost certainly be challenged in court by Republicans and groups like the NRA.
And like previous executive actions, Obama’s move on guns could be overturned by his successor.
Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior adviser who also attended the meeting with Bloomberg Wednesday, said this week that the executive orders would be revealed in “short order,” but refused to offer any more detailed timelines.
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