Obama to Announce Executive Actions on Gun Control Tuesday

The Justice Department was looking into what unilateral actions could be taken.

— -- President Obama plans to announce executive actions he will take on gun control on Tuesday, a source told ABC News.

"A few months ago, I directed my team at the White House to look into any new actions I can take to help reduce gun violence," he said in the address. "And on Monday, I’ll meet with our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options."

The president says in the address his New Year's resolution is to move forward on unfinished business, including "our epidemic of gun violence."

He asks for those who "care about this" to help him stand up to the gun lobby.

"The gun lobby is loud and well organized in its defense of effortlessly available guns for anyone," he said. "The rest of us are going to have to be just as passionate and well organized in our defense of our kids."