Obama announces gun control actions, expands background checks

by FOXNews.com  |  published on January 5, 2016


President Obama announced plans Tuesday to expand background checks to almost anyone buying a firearm from a dealer and make other gun rule changes via executive action — bypassing Congress and fueling an election-year fight with Republicans.

“Everybody should have to abide by the same rules,” Obama said.

The president, speaking at the White House, said background checks “make a difference” and will be expanded so that they can cover purchases online, at gun shows and in other venues. This would put the onus on most sellers to get a license and conduct the checks.

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