By Thursday afternoon, it was clear that Vice President Joe Biden’s charms weren’t going to be enough to persuade the National Rifle Association to get on board with gun control legislation. Following a 95-minute summit at the White House, the NRA issued a curt press release vowing never to surrender. “We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment,” the organization said. Instead, the nation’s leading gun group pledged to take its “commitment and meaningful contributions” to Congress.
Fortunately for the White House, there’s a Plan B. Just one day earlier, Biden signaled that the White House might take unilateral steps on gun control, noting “there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken.” What those steps were, Biden wouldn’t say. But we’ve got a pretty good idea. Here are 14 proposals, all endorsed by leading gun control advocates—and in some cases, even the NRA—that the White House and its subordinate agencies could push through on their own:
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