Following a year that saw 331 mass shootings, President Obama is planning a series of executive actions on guns. Chip Reid reports. President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with . In the wake of the Carolina Church Shootings, Barack Obama lost no time vowing to restrict firearms by Executive Order or other executive action, completely . Pres Obama Plans To Using Executive Action To Ban Bullets Used For AR-15 Rifle - Lou Dobbs .