By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On Monday, 24 2015 Senate Democrats urged President Obama to circumvent Congress by using executive action to expand background checks to cover private gun sales.
The effort is being pushed by Sens. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), but was also championed by Senator Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) days after the on-air August 26 attack of a reporter and cameraman near Roanoke, VA.
The gunman in that attack–Vester Flanagan–passed a background check for his handgun, so Kaine’s push would have done nothing to prevent the attack from happening.
According to WMDT, the latest two Senators to join the effort to get Obama to go around Congress are Sens. Chris Coon (D-DE) and Tom Carper (D-DE). The Senators want Obama to use executive action to expand background checks to include private gun owners who sell a certain number of guns each year.