A new CNN/ORC poll shows the president's plans to expand background checks at gun shows and for online sales have the backing of two-thirds of the country.
It is rare for those who provide guns to offenders to face any legal consequences.
A look back at his 2013 initiatives offers clues to what we can expect: not very much.
State executives already have substantial authority to implement new rules to reduce gun violence.
These weapons are readily available on the black market.
Activists called for expanded background checks for firearms purchasers and for a ban on sales to people on federal watch lists.
Rather than doing the right thing and cleaning up its act, the gun industry turned to Congress for relief.
According to an FBI fact sheet, 420,000 people were on the no-fly list in 2011.
"If you are trying to keep people paying dues and supporting your organization, you want to keep them upset," Clinton said of the NRA.
Officials have been hinting at an executive order on background checks for some time.
No right is unlimited. A well-regulated militia does not include enemies of the state.
“I'm calling on Congress to close this loophole, now,” the president said.
The amendment would prohibit those convicted under a 1994 law designed to prevent aggressive protesting at abortion clinics.
In most states, background checks are not required at gun shows and on the Internet.
The Democratic presidential front-runner urged Americans not to give up hope that the gun lobby can be defeated.
In 1996, Congress stripped the CDC of funding for any research that might back gun control.
Just 33 percent of Americans think gun sale laws should remain as they are.
Colin Brough died; Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring were wounded.
The Democratic presidential candidate’s latest policy proposal is a shot at rival Bernie Sanders.