President Obama expected to use executive power to tighten gun laws

President Obama said that during his final year in office the thing he most wants to tackle is gun control

FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WWLP) – President Obama said that during his final year in office the thing he most wants to tackle is gun control. He’s expected to bypass congress and use executive power to make it happen.

Walter Lamon at Culverine firearm in Feeding Hills said Massachusetts is well ahead of other states when it comes to gun laws. “We all are on the same page, regardless of your persuasion. No one who’s a good legal citizen of this state or country wants to see bad people get guns,” said Lamon.

Before you can even walk into a gun store and purchase a gun there’s a lengthy process you must first go through. That process is stricter here than in many other states.

In Massachusetts, you must first get a firearm ID. That license will determine what kind of gun you’re able to purchase. Then both the federal and state government need to approve your suitability for that firearm.

Richard Clifford of Easthampton told 22News he doesn’t he doesn’t think the laws need to change. “The gun laws that are in place are set for a reasons to help people be safe. All these things are happening it’s not because of making laws or having guns or having weapons it’s because of people and what people are thinking.”

Culverine firearms told us they’ve seen an increase in sales lately. The biggest demographic they’re seen a change in, is an increase in the number of women buying guns.

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