Transcript for President Obama Takes on Gun Control With Executive Action
President Obama about to take action on gun control on his own. Vowed to use executive action to close the so called gun show loophole. It is highly controversial and ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas on what could change. At gun shows across this country. A gun shows just like this when over the weekend in Virginia. Hundreds of firearms were sold. Often with no background check this is considered assault weapons sales risk in part of that executive action plan to borrow the White House Obama is there is there. Virginia today not much different from when 22 when he watched as the brother of one of the Virginia Tech massacre victims. Trying to raise awareness of the loophole legally buying an arm full of guns of the Virginia gun show with no background check well tone how much you off or forfeiting about here's the cash thanks. Still but tonight the executive order being considered would affect many of those sellers who supplement their income with gun sales calling on them to register is federal firearms dealers. This is not gonna solve. Every violent crime in this country it's not gonna prevent every man shooting it will. Potentially save. Lives critics to gain even before the details came out now that's president walked acted to be decaying. And here with us now live here the White House has heard this argument before but this proposed executive what are on gun shows. Would not have prevented the purchase of guns used in many of the recent shooting rampages including San Bernadine oh. That's right David the gun show loophole would not have affected most of the recent mass shooters. Those sales typically were through federal gun dealers and background checks were in fact that David Howard here Thomas live in our Washington bureau tonight here thank you.
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