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Obama to Announce New 'Executive Action' on Guns Next Week

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Thank God conservatives won smashing victories in the off-year elections of 2010 and 2014. Otherwise, President Obama might be tempted to act unilaterally and lawlessly:

President Barack Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with White House planning said. Described as “imminent,” the set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to take further unilateral steps the White House says could help curb gun deaths.

Plans for the action are not yet complete, and those familiar with the process warn that unforeseen circumstances could delay an announcement. But gun control advocates are expecting the new actions to be revealed next week, ahead of Obama’s annual State of the Union address, set for January 12.

The White House wouldn’t comment directly on the exact timing or content of Obama’s executive orders. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said that the President expected a set of recommendations on unilateral action to arrive at the beginning of the year. He said Obama was “expressing urgency” for a list of steps he can take on his own after high-profile incidents of gun violence at the end of this year.

“It is complicated. That’s why it’s taken some time for our policy folks, our lawyers, and our expects to work through this and see what’s possible,” Schultz said.

It’s “complicated” because it’s unconstitutional, but no on in Congress seems to mind. Further, one of those “high-profile” gun incidents was a Muslim “immigrant” slaughter of innocent real Americans in San Bernardino, but don’t expect Obama to care about things like that, either.

A spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association said the group had no comment The group previously told CNN that Obama’s “gun control agenda was rejected by Congress. Now, he is doing what he always does when he doesn’t get his way, defying the will of the people and using executive action.”

The group said at the time that Obama had his “wish list of gun control,” in California but “it didn’t prevent the San Bernardino attack.”

“The fact is, the President’s gun control agenda will only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to self-defense,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker.

Well, that’s the whole point isn’t it? Remember the Obama administration the next time a leftist tells you he or she only wants “common-sense” laws about whatever it is they are really trying to ban. This may be the last year of the administration coming up, but all signs indicate it’s going to be hell on earth.