More than 460 people have been gunned down in 2015 in the United States after latest rampage in California kills 14.
Americans are rushing to buy guns and ammunition before an expected crackdown is announced.
Barack Obama says it’s too easy for criminals to get a gun and wants to use his presidential power to impose new restrictions.
But gun enthusiasts are vowing to fight any attempt to change the constitutional right to bear arms.
Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Virginia.