President Obama plans to increase background-check requirements for those who purchase guns from high-volume dealers, the Washington Post reported Friday.
The report comes on the heels of Obama’s announcement Friday morning that he will meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch “to discuss options” for reducing gun deaths in America.
The Post, citing unnamed people “familiar with the proposal,” said the White House will unveil the background checks and other policy specifics next week.
Obama used his weekly radio address Friday to pledge a continued fight against “our epidemic of gun violence.”
"Because I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing,” Obama said.
"I get letters from responsible gun owners who grieve with us every time these tragedies happen; who share my belief that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to bear arms; and who share my belief we can protect that right while keeping an irresponsible, dangerous few from inflicting harm on a massive scale.”