The Central American country has experienced an alarming increase in homicides between 2012 and 2017, when it reached a level of 12.1 violent deaths per 100,000 citizens, according to the judicial police.
"The proposed executive actions are ripe for abuse by the Obama Administration, which has made no secret of its contempt for the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama wept openly Tuesday as he urged the United States to wake up to the need to tackle the gun violence that claims tens of thousands of lives in the country each year.
U.S. President Barack Obama, noting the more than 300,000 firearm-related U.S. deaths over the past decade, announced executive orders Tuesday aimed at reducing gun violence. Here's a look at his actions.