President Obama defends gun control measures

Fresh from his Hawaiian family vacation, President Barack Obama is ready to fight his first battle of 2016: gun control.

The president met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and others Monday to discuss what gun control measures he can enact without needing congressional approval. One of the president's main proposals would require some unlicensed gun dealers to get licenses and conduct background checks on potential buyers.

"I'm also confident that the recommendations that are being made by our team here are ones that are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms," Obama said.

In his weekly radio address Friday, Obama, once again, expressed his frustration about gun control regulations.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the president's proposal to take executive action and bypass Congress.

But critics argue that some of the mass shootings that've grabbed headlines involved guns that were legally purchased with background checks. Gun advocates are already planning lawsuits while some Republican lawmakers are predicting the president's executive order would fail.

Republican presidential hopefuls are also taking shots at the president.

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