Gun Control

Attorney General Defends Executive Actions on Guns as Legal

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama’s executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly. Lynch’s justification for the moves was immediately attacked by Republicans, who said the measures Obama…

Obama Slams Charge That He’s Taking Away Guns as ‘Conspiracy’

(AP) (ABC News) — President Obama participated in a town hall meeting tonight at George Mason University in an attempt to explain a new wave of executive actions his administration is taking to curb gun violence. During the forum he was confronted by a rape survivor who said that the president’s actions were making it harder for her to keep her…

Gun Background Checks Hit Record 3.3 Million in December, FBI Says

The Response to President Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune /AP Photo) (ABC News) — As President Obama pushes for stronger gun control measures in the United States, FBI data shows that gun background checks have soared in recent years. FBI background checks, which are often used as an indicator of sales trends, hit a…

Obama Seeks to Curb Gun Violence Through Executive Actions

(ABC News) — President Obama unveiled several measures today intended to advance his gun safety agenda, saying he could not wait for an end to political gridlock to put forward measures to try to reduce gun violence. “The constant excuses for inaction no longer do. No longer suffice. That’s why we’re here today,” Obama said as he addressed a room…

Obama to announce executive actions on gun control Tuesday

(ABC News) — President Obama plans to announce executive actions he will take on gun control on Tuesday, a source told ABC News. Obama had announced during his weekly address Friday that he planned to discuss gun control options with Attorney General Loretta Lynch after he returned from his Hawaiian vacation, which ended today. “A few months ago, I directed…