(Breitbart) On January 4, President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to finalize the executive gun controls expected to be announced next week. Politico previously reported that the two key components of the executive orders will be “[tightening] the definition of what it means to be involved in gun sales” and the addition of new reporting requirements for licensed gun dealers.
The changes in language–as it relates to being “involved in gun sales”–will be used to broaden the occasions on which background checks are required, thereby further narrowing the remaining avenues by which Americans may buy a gun without government permission. This re-definition could result in requiring private gun sellers to obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and perform background checks on every sale, even if they only sell guns as a hobby occasionally.
According to The Washington Post, “The idea of requiring informal gun dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and perform background checks on potential buyers first came up two years ago, but was shelved over legal concerns.” Obama now believes his attorneys have found a way that requirements for licensure can survive legal scrutiny. FULL REPORT