Gun-control initiative of the President Barack Obama is gaining thrust during the 2016 presidential campaign. Obama will officially reveal the executive actions over the initiative on Tuesday. However, the controversial topic has become a hot debate just weeks prior to the Iowa convention, which will be held on February 1, 2016. Republicans and Democrats have completely opposite views on the matter, but both are bagging this opportunity to win votes.
If the opinion of public is taken into consideration, they are completely in support of the President’s view point to have more comprehensive background investigations for gun purchases. However, the public also is divided into two groups over imposing stricter laws on gun purchases. Though, the National Rifle Association is one of the strongest force in the political field of the country, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is supporting the gun-control advocacy movement.
“It’s an issue that both (sides) are really going to want to talk about for the next couple of months, but I don’t know how much they’re going to want to talk about it in the fall,” said Matthew Dowd, a former political adviser to President George W. Bush. GOP contenders are strictly against Obama’s view and say that if they are elected, Obama’s actions will be revoked over the course of time. But, the front-runner for Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, has revealed her opinion on the matter and stated that she completely supports Obama’s opinion.