According to Vice President Joe Biden, the president could soon take action, via his executive powers to bring about new gun controls. Knowing this administration, you can bet that such mandates, will burden the law abiding and have little effect on criminals.
Of course we get silence from the same administration regarding the ATF Fast and Furious operation. Where President Obama, used executive privilege to deny subpoenaed documents about the operation, from congressional oversight, in order to protect Attorney General Eric Holder.
The operation where thousands of firearms were illegally walked directly to violent criminals in Mexico with the blessing of ATF management. Firearms that were used in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens.