U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told lawmakers on Capitol Hill the president definitely has the legal right to use his executive authorities to enact gun control – that Congress itself had previously given him that ability. In testimony aimed at clarifying points of President Obama’s recently announced executive actions on firearms, Lynch said it was all “consistent with the Constitution [and] laws passed by Congress,” the Hill reported.

She then said: “The Gun Control Act lists the people who are not allowed to have firearms, such as felons, domestic abusers and others. Congress has also required that background checks be conducted as part of sales made by federally licensed firearms dealers to make sure guns stay out of the wrong hands.” FULL REPORT