Obama looking for new ways to reduce gun violence

(WIAT) — President Obama is looking at ways to reduce gun violence.

He is expected to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday.

Deadly mass shootings seem to be a regular occurrence in America, and President Obama has regularly called  for tougher restrictions on guns.

“Once again, innocent people were killed because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” said Obama.

Now, the president says he isn’t waiting any longer.

“My New Year’s resolution is to move forward on our unfinished business as much as I can,” said Obama. “That’s especially true for one piece of unfinished business, that’s our epidemic of gun violence.”

During the meeting Obama is expected to have with Lynch, he is expected to discuss options for tightening gun laws.

Sources said the President is expected to take executive action without congressional approval, expanding background checks, a move which has widespread public support.

But some Republican presidential candidates are already promising to reverse any action Obama takes if they win the presidency.

“So, he’s going to sign another executive order having to do with the Second Amendment,” said Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. “Having to do with guns.  I will veto that.  I will un-sign that so fast. So fast.”

“He knows that he can’t get it through congress so he’s just gonna try and do it by executive action as if he’s King Barack Obama,” said Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie.

“All these executive orders he’s gonna come out with tomorrow that are gonna undermine our second amendment rights? On my first day in office, they’re gone,” said Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio.

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