To crack down on gun laws US President Barack Obama is looking for ways to restrict Second Amendment rights though executive action as opposed to congressional legislation.
The President has ordered the US Justice Department to find ways he can use executive power to restrict American access to firearms. The department is focused on finding ways the White house can utilize existing government agencies and departments to alter policies, including strengthening background checks on prospective gun buyers and better data sharing between states and agencies.
Outside of using agency policy, the used of Presidential executive orders is also on the table. The Justice Department is meeting with stakeholders from different groups in the government to seek the best way forward – without Congress.