President Obama is reportedly planning to announce executive action on guns as soon as next week, Reuters reported Thursday. Obama's policy would expand background checks to all gun sales and impose licensing requirements for small-scale sellers. Stricter rules for how to report lost or stolen guns would also be enacted. The executive action will allow the president to bypass the Republican-controlled Congress, where he has been unable to find sufficient support for new gun control legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings.
While the announcement could happen soon, the plans are not yet complete, meaning the announcement could very well be pushed back.
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