The Background: At a press conference, President Obama essentially declared he had the power to restrict Second Amendment rights via Executive Order.
My understanding is the Vice President's going uh to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence. Some of them will require legislation, some of them uh I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those uh today, and as I said, I will speak uh in more detail uh to what we're going to go ahead and propose uh later in the week. Um. But I'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation uh and that are within my authority as President.