The NRA isn’t going to take Obama’s plan to grab our guns…are you?
The National Rifle Association, the country’s most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama’s new plan to use his presidential powers to tighten firearms laws, calling it a “political stunt” that fails to increase public safety.
Obama said this weekend that he’ll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his “options” toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify “new actions” that he can take.
The president also said that he’s taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal laws — with a focus on small-scale firearms sellers and background checks for gun buyers, according to Politico.
“President Obama failed to pass his anti-gun agenda though Congress because the majority of Americans oppose more gun-control,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said in response late Saturday. “Now he is doing what he always does when he doesn’t get his way, which is defy the will of the people and issue an executive order.”
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