- Mark O'Mara: Obama reportedly mulling action on closing gun show loophole. If his executive powers legally allow it, he should do so
- He says the gun lobby should embrace a security measure that actually protects gun rights rather than interferes with it
Mark O'Mara is a CNN legal analyst and a criminal defense attorney. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Watch President Obama as he joins Anderson Cooper and a live audience for a CNN Prime time event: Guns in America, Thursday Night, 8 Eastern
(CNN)President Barack Obama reportedly is planning to take executive action to close the so-called "gun show loophole" in federal gun laws. A White House spokesman says that "our policy folks, our lawyers, and our experts" have been working to see what is possible.