In the aftermath of the San Bernardino, California, mass shootings that left 14 people dead and many injured, President Obama and his White House lawyers are huddling about possible executive orders for additional gun control regulations.
Other politicians, including Hillary Clinton, have expanded their saber rattling (as it were) for more gun control in the post-San Bernardino environment, as has much of the news media, which initially focused on the irrelevant proximity of the crime scene to a local Planned Parenthood clinic.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch oddly deemed the San Bernardino shooting "a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change," which presumably is Washington code for more gun control via executive action.
Gun control proponents apparently are hoping that Obama will or would put forth his executive orders on the upcoming December 14 anniversary of the horrible mass shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, which occurred three years ago. It is unclear at this writing as to whether any announcement will take place in that time frame, however.
While in Paris for a climate change conference last week, Obama disclosed at a press conference that he was considering invoking his administrative powers in the absence of action by Congress or state and local governments.
The president also said that the U.S. is the only country plagued with mass shootings, even though Paris itself was just devastated by a mass terrorist shooting on Friday, November 13.
On the day before Thanksgiving, the president proclaimed that "we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland."
On Thursday, Obama suggested that it was possible that the San Bernardino massacre was terrorist related or workplace violence. For years, the Obama administration repeatedly insisted that the Fort Hood shooting carried out by Major Nidal Hasan (now on death row in Fort Leavenworth) was workplace violence despite evidence to the contrary.
The FBI is now officially conducting the probe into the San Bernardino attack as a terrorism investigation, however. ISIS has since described the husband-and-wife team who carried out the attack as supporters, but not necessarily members of the terrorist group.
In his weekly radio address today, Obama conceded that "It is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror."