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Obama under fire for eyeing gun control 'under the radar'
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:09 PM on 31st May 2011
The Obama administration is exploring tighter regulation on gun policy that can be secured through an executive order, bypassing congressional approval, officials have confirmed.
The potential crackdown has prompted concern among gun rights groups in the ongoing debate surrounding gun control and Second Amendment rights.
Administration officials said talk of executive orders or agency action are being considered, amidst its crossfire over regulations with a Republican-dominated House.
The Department of Justice held a meeting on Tuesday - the first in what is expected to be a series - to explore how the administration might be able to rule by decree.
Before the meeting, officials said topics of discussion would range from encouraging more thorough background checks and more efficient data-sharing.
An administration official told Fox News: 'The purpose of these discussions is to be a productive exchange of good ideas from folks across the spectrum. We think that’s a good place to start.'
The news follows a report last month by the Washington Post in which President Obama is quoted saying his administration was working on gun control 'under the radar'.
The comment was reportedly made during a private meeting with his staff on March 30.[more at the link]
Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by 46ACE
Though they are nowhere near as bad as many people make them out to be, some of the stories they run are pretty exaggerated and fear mongering. That being said I'd wait until it appears in another reputed news source before treating what they print about this as fact.
edit on 31-5-2011 by lifeissacred because: (no reason given)