According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama’s advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval.
After recent mass shootings – none of which could have been prevented with the illegal White House proposal – Obama articulated his intention to tighten gun laws without a vote in Congress. White House officials have said they’re exploring closing the so-called “gun show loophole” that allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
Online weapons buyers are in fact required to undergo a background check prior to taking possession of firearms purchased online.
Speaking Wednesday night at a vigil for the victims of the Newtown shooting, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his “team” to complete a proposal and submit it for his review “in short order.” She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks.
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