Stymied by Congress in his gun control efforts, President Obama told a group of big-city mayors Tuesday that he would take more executive actions to reduce gun violence.
The closed-door meeting at the White House included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who discussed “strategies to reduce youth violence,” the White House said in a statement.
Mr. Obama “vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking,” the White House said in a statement.
Well, he meant “everything in his power to combat gun violence” except tell Attorney General Eric Holder to turn over the 90,000+ documents he is still hiding from the House Oversight Committee regarding the Administration’s gun-smuggling to Mexico in Operation Fast and Furious. That debacle has generated a confirmed body count of more than 300, including Mexican and American law enforcement officers. More than 1,400 guns from the plot remain missing and are assumed to be in cartel hands.