Gun laws

Trump Thanks Kanye Again, Mocks Obama on N. Korea
 

Trump’s Clout on Gun Control is Limited, and House GOP Won’t Help
Connecting Congress and the White House at the intersection of politics

Changes to Gun Laws Appear to Be Beyond Obama's Reach

Obama seemed resigned on Thursday that gun law reform might be beyond his reach. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Despite his pleas that changes could help prevent mass shootings like the one that killed 14 on Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., President Barack Obama seems resigned that he's mostly powerless to overhaul the country’s gun laws.  

Obama has urged stricter gun laws for much of his tenure, doing so during funerals and vigils for victims during his presidency. But with just 13 months remaining in office, even Obama appears resigned that the “common-sense gun safety laws” for which he often has advocated are out of his reach.