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    Obama issued executive orders on Tuesday that are intended to expand background checks for some gun purchases and toughen enforcement of existing laws regulating firearms.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President Barack Obama continues to ignore the US Constitution by avoiding lawmakers to implement gun control measures, US House Representative Billy Long said in a press release on Wednesday.

    “After 7 years, it's certainly not a surprise that President Obama continues to treat the Constitution and the legislative powers it grants Congress as mere suggestions that he doesn’t need to follow,” Long stated. “As a former law professor he knows it's not his prerogative to change the law to bypass Congress and the will of the American people."

    Obama has unsuccessfully sought more sweeping gun-control measures from Congress, especially after a 2012 massacre of school children in the US state of Connecticut.

    Opponents typically cite the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, which gives private individuals the right to own guns.

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