LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- President Obama held a town hall meeting Thursday night, answering questions about his executive action on gun control. 

The White House says the meeting was intended, in part, to garner support.

The President's executive actions are designed to expand background checks to cover more gun purchases online and at gun shows.

President Obama says he believes in the second amendment and called out the NRA. 

"There's a reason the NRA is not here," Obama said. "They're just down the street. Since this is the main reason they exist, you’d think they’d be prepared to have a debate with the president."

A local gun range owner was there. According to the business's Facebook page Crestwood's "Open Range" owner was at the town hall meeting.

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