President Barack Obama is back from vacation in Hawaii to begin his "lame duck" final year. His first order of business looks to be a set of new executive actions to tighten the nation's gun laws.
The regulations will be aimed at expanding background checks and closing loopholes that allowed gun sellers to operate without federal licenses. NPR's Ron Elving talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the details and the political repercussions.
This segment aired on January 4, 2016.