Wed | Aug 23, 2017

Obama wants to tackle US gun violence

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 1:14 PM
United States President Barack Obama.

United States President Barack Obama has indicated that he wants to take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US.

In his first weekly radio address for the New Year, Obama said he would meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss possible actions.

He also signaled that he would seek to use his executive powers as president because the American Congress had failed to address the problem.

But analysts say he could face a backlash from gun-control activists and Republicans.

However, the US President says he has received too many letters from parents, teachers and children to sit around and do nothing.