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President Obama Expected to Take Action on This Issue Soon

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President Barack Obama is expected to announce executive action to implement wider background checks for gun sales in the U.S. as early as next week. (Reuters photo)
U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce executive action expanding background checks on gun sales, media outlets reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with White House proposals and planning.

The changes, which could come as soon as next week, would include requiring more small-scale gun sellers to be licensed and to conduct background check whenever selling a weapon, Politico reported.

Additional measures would impose tighter rules for reporting guns that get lost or stolen on their way to a buyer, the political news website said.

Planning for the action is not complete and the announcement could be delayed, CNN reported.

Obama is currently on vacation with his family in Hawaii.

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