Barack Obama Plans To Bypass Congress With New Gun Control Actions

Justin Streight - Author

Jan. 2 2016, Updated 1:22 a.m. ET

President Barack Obama said he is “fired up” for 2016 and plans to address a piece of unfinished business – reducing gun violence. The president announced that he will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to see what options are available to him to bypass congress with an executive order.

In the weekly address, Obama called the U.S. epidemic of gun violence a “piece of unfinished business” according to NBC News.

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“I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing… A few months ago, I directed my team at the White House to look into any new actions I can take to help reduce gun violence. On Monday, I’ll meet with our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options.”

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