President Obama says one of his New Year's resolutions is doing more about the epidemic of gun violence.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Washington:

President Obama will meet with the Attorney General next week to talk about possible executive actions the President can take to make it harder, he says, for a dangerous few to get guns...

(President Obama) "The gun lobby is loud and well organized in it's defense of effortlessly available guns for anyone."

In his weekly address, President Obama cited a bipartisan bill that would have expanded background checks that stalled in the Senate three years ago.

The National Rifle Association has argued background checks don't prevent criminals from getting weapons.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.