The White House Just Let Slip Obama’s Massive New Executive Order Plan
President Obama is preparing to sign executive orders he thinks will unilaterally implement his gun control agenda, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Wednesday night that Obama has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review “in short order.” The plan will include measures to expand background checks.
White House officials have set their sights on closing the so-called “gun show loophole” that anti-gun advocates claim allows people to buy weapons at gun shows and online without a background check.
Opponents of new gun control regulations have argued that the proposals being pushed by Obama would not have prevented the tragedy or recent mass shootings.
“A serious statutory challenge is all but inevitable,” wrote Charles C.W. Cooke. Obama’s similar end run of Congress via executive order to give amnesty to illegals has been successfully challenged in court.