President Barack Obama is expected to announce executive actions regarding gun control in the coming days. He is scheduled to meet on Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss options for tougher gun restrictions and is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales.
The President made a promise to take unilateral steps which he stated, could help curb gun deaths. Gun control advocates are expecting the new actions to be revealed next week, ahead of Obama’s annual State of the Union address, set for January 12, 2016. Without action from Congress, the White House is limited to what the President can do via executive action.