Obama says new executive actions on guns will 'save lives'

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On Tuesday, President Obama will announce executive actions focusing on curbing gun violence, clarifying existing laws that require anyone who makes a living by selling guns — including hobbyists and collectors — to register as a licensed gun dealer that must perform background checks.

White House officials said Monday the president will also instruct agencies to conduct more research on guns; encourage more federal prosecution of domestic violence cases; and ask for funding to hire 200 law enforcement agents, The New York Times reports. "This is not going to solve every violent crime in this country," Obama told reporters Monday. "It's not going to prevent every mass shooting. It will, potentially, save lives in this country."

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