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Obama to spend 8th year of presidency trying to sell more guns than the first 7 combined

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By Doug Powers  •  March 2, 2016 07:30 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Final push for one more “Gun Salesman of the Year” award? Probably:

President Barack Obama’s bid to assert himself in his final year will begin with long-awaited executive actions on gun control, expected to be released next week, shortly after he returns to Washington.

The White House is putting finishing touches on several measures in an effort to make progress on curbing gun violence, an issue the president and close aides have found frustratingly intractable, before the race to replace him enters prime time.

In other words, Obama’s going to help sell more guns in his final year in office than the first seven combined, because every time he takes “action,” he unwittingly signs an executive order extending the law of unintended consequences:

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Obama likes to brag about how he’s helped the economy, and credit where credit’s due, he’s not always wrong.

**Written by Doug Powers

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