“What is your timetable for action on what the president calls common sense measures?” a reporter asked [White House Press Secretary Jen] Psaki. “And what’s the realistic hope that you have this will pass both houses?”
“Well, we haven’t proposed a package at this point,” Psaki responded. “So it’s hard for me to make a prediction about its likelihood of passing. But I will say that the president is somebody throughout his career who has advocated for smart gun safety measures. He has not afraid of standing up to the NRA. He’s done it multiple times and won on background checks and a range of issues. And it is a priority to him on a personal level, but I don’t have a prediction for you, or preview for you on a timeline of a package, and certainly not what it will look like and how it goes through Congress.”
Later in the press conference, a second reporter asked Psaki, “Does the president still plan to take executive action on gun” control?
“The president has a range of actions at his disposal,” Psaki responded. “He hasn’t ruled out either of those options.”