If you didn't see this coming, you don't know anything about Barack Obama. Harry Reid has shelved gun control
and the Senate ,is going to move on. According to VP Joe Biden, Obama has some gun control EO's he is going to issue.
— Vice President Biden told White House allies in the gun control fight
Thursday that President Obama will be announcing new executive actions
on gun violence in the days after the Senate voted down a gun violence
On a conference call with “stakeholders,” Biden told gun control
advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun
control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a
participant provided BuzzFeed with access.
“Look I know you’re going to say that I’m just being an optimist and
I’m trying to put a good face on this. But you know I’ve been around
here a long time and we’ve already done, because of you, some really
good things,” Biden said. “Number one, the president is already lining
up some additional executive actions he’s going to be taking later this
After the Newtown shootings, Obama took a number of executive actions
to expand research into gun violence and other areas favored by the gun
control community. He took the actions without Congressional approval,
leading to outrage by some conservatives.
Biden mentioned several areas where executive action has been taken,
including helping schools that want them to hire more armed police
offers and training teachers to identify and treat possible future
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