He just won’t stop.
On Tuesday, in a closed-door meeting with 16 big city mayors, President Obama affirmed that he has not abandoned his gun control agenda, telling those in attendance that he would continue the fight to reform the nation’s gun laws.
According to a statement released by the White House, the president “vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking.”
In April, the Senate failed to pass several different gun control bills, including a ban on so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and a universal background check bill that would have expanded criminal background checks to firearm purchases and transfers made over the Internet and at gun shows.
The background check bill, which was sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), was the centerpiece of Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
Although he promised to continue the fight, Obama also acknowledged that there are limitations to what his administration and the federal government can do to curb gun-related violence.