President Obama renewed his threat Monday to use executive orders to push through controversial gun control measures with or without Congress’ blessing.
The president made his comments during the final news conference of his first term.
Obama said he is reviewing a list of recommendations from Vice President Biden on how to reduce gun violence. Obama is expected to announce the next steps on gun violence after he is inaugurated and enters his second term next week.
Gun control has made its way to the top to the president’s agenda following the Newtown, Conn., shootings in December that left 20 elementary students dead.