President Obama to use Executive powers to change US gun laws
Jan 2, Washington DC: President Barack Obama will be using his executive powers over gun controlAccording to a statement issued by the white house, President Obama has said that he will take unilateral action to tackle gun violence in the country.
In his first weekly address of 2016, Obama said that he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss the actions he could take.Stated that he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem.
Though he might have to fight a backlash for this step he has stated that he was forced to take the step because he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing."We know that we can't stop every act of violence," he said. "But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something - anything - to protect our kids from gun violence?"
He has admitted that his inability to win Congressional backing for what he called "common sense gun laws" was the greatest frustration of his presidency.
Meanwhile, Obama has already faced a backlash in his effrts to change gun laws, especially in states like Texas where people even gift each other guns for Christmas. Last month a Texas police chief warned the president that trying to disarm Americans could spark a revolution.
The Oslo Times