Reports: Obama may act to expand background checks on gun sales

Obama Expected To Announce Executive Action On Gun Control
Obama Expected To Announce Executive Action On Gun Control

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce executive action expanding background checks on gun sales, media outlets reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with White House proposals and planning.

The changes, which could come as soon as next week, would include requiring more small-scale gun sellers to be licensed and to conduct background check whenever selling a weapon, Politico reported.

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Planning for the action is not complete and the announcement could be delayed, CNN reported.

Obama is currently on vacation with his family in Hawaii.

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