WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to reveal his gun policy proposals Wednesday, marking the culmination of a nearly monthlong effort by Vice President Joe Biden and the administration to identify ways to reduce gun violence.
Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president will name "concrete proposals" that will include legislative reforms, such as strengthening the background check system for guns and banning assault weapons. He also suggested that the proposals could include a series of administrative actions.
"The president will take a comprehensive approach. But it is a simple fact that there are limits to what can be done under existing law," Carney said.
Biden, who will join the president for Wednesday's announcement, told House Democrats on Monday that his working group had identified 19 areas in which the White House could use executive authority, such as directing federal agencies to compile gun safety data.