Published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 | 8:53 a.m.
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 | 10:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps he could take through executive action alone, congressional officials said. But the scope of such measures is limited. The steps could include ordering stricter action against people who lie on gun sale background checks, seeking to ensure more complete records in the federal background check database, striking limits on federal research into gun use, ordering tougher penalties against gun trafficking, and giving schools flexibility to use grant money to improve safety. Obama will unveil his proposals Wednesday, barely over a month since the massacre ...
AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace contributed to this report.