LIVE: President outlines gun control actions

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 11:38:22-05

President Barack Obama will make an announcement about a series of executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence. Watch live in the video box below.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says President Barack Obama is acting unlawfully and showing disregard for the Second Amendment with his actions on gun control.

Bush is panning Obama's set of measures in an op-ed in Iowa's Cedar Rapids Gazette. He's comparing the gun actions to Obama's executive action on immigration and says Obama is flouting the proper constitutional process for lawmaking.

Bush says it's even more important to defend gun rights because of Islamic State-linked attacks and mass shootings in Paris and California.

Obama is unveiling the new actions at the White House on Tuesday. He's aiming to expand background checks to cover more firearms by requiring more people to register as federally licensed gun dealers.

Bush and his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have said they'll undo Obama's actions if elected.