Obama's gun control options each have legal pitfalls

Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in BridgetonPresident Barack Obama is expected to announce new gun control curbs this week, but he will have to decide whether to take bold action that would likely spark a major legal challenge from opponents or a more cautious route that may be less effective, legal experts said. Obama, who has expressed deep frustration about U.S. gun control regulations after a series of mass shootings at schools and other places during his presidency, said he will meet U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss gun control measures that do not require congressional approval. The Washington Post and Politico reported late last week that one of Obama’s main proposals would require some unlicensed gun dealers to get licenses and conduct background checks on potential buyers.

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