President Obama will formally announce his proposals today for reducing gun violence in America, setting the stage for what may well be a protracted congressional fight over tightening up gun control — one of the most politically contentious issues in Washington.
While the president reportedly plans to implement a list of 19 executive orders – laws that can be changed without congressional action, including some that are related to data collection on firearms in the hands of criminals and overall gun violence – there are a few ideas that he needs to work with Congress on that he and Vice President Joe Biden have already discussed in public.
Is Obama gearing up for the same old gun control fight?
Obama hints at “steps” for bypassing Congress on guns
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