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Amid calls for new, more restrictive gun legislation, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has promised to fight any new attempts to regulate the sale and ownership of firearms.

In what has been described by the NRA as "a real threat to the Second Amendment," the association says it will oppose any new laws that threaten the rights of lawful gun owners.

"I think that's a real threat to their Second Amendment rights, and we intend to do all we can to protect them," NRA president David Keene said.

While the NRA is gearing up to bring its considerable pressure to bear, Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden is continuing his directive to put together recommendations on proposed regulations. Biden is conducting meetings with experts and other individuals from many different sectors in America, from representatives of the NRA and law enforcement to victims of gun violence and the video game industry.

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The hope is that by conducting these investigations a workable plan can be developed that will be tenable to those on both sides of the issue. Some of the proposed recommendations have been universal background checks that would extend to the private sale of firearms, revamping mental health policy, restrictions on high-capacity magazines and possibly re-instituting the assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004.

Biden is set to deliver his three recommendations for new gun regulations on Tuesday. However, the NRA has stated that it will bring the fight to Capitol Hill if any restrictive proposals are made. The NRA is the largest and most powerful gun lobby in Washington, boasting an estimated 4 million members.

The vice president has suggested that the president may be able to make changes to current policy through the use of executive orders in the event no agreement can be reached in Congress.

Analysis:

It appears that a critical point has already been reached on the issue of US gun control. The Obama administration appears to be working at reaching a compromise that will be acceptable to all parties. However, since the NRA has said that it will use its considerable resources to block new legislation concerning firearms, there is a strong chance that no agreement will be reached if any bill is proposed to Congress.

This brings up some serious legal and ethical questions: In the event that the NRA manages to make good its threat to block new gun regulations, should Obama utilize the controversial executive order system to make an end-run around Congress? If the decision is made by the president to act alone on the issue, based on constitutional law, would this be legal? The Second Amendment is fairly clear that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon. Would Obama acting without congressional consent constitute infringement by the administrative branch?

Finally, would it be the right thing to do ethically? The American government was set up in a way where in theory, no one branch can have more power than the other. There is an elaborate set of checks and balances in place to ensure this. This is essentially to prevent the institution of a dictatorship. Would the institution of an executive order on this issue by Obama be tantamount to exercising dictatorial powers in the event new regulations are blocked?

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