Re: Will some semi-auto long guns be reclassified by ATF edict?
I don't think that will happen. Senators and Representatives, regardless of party, are very jealous of their prerogatives and that action would be a clear takeover by the president of the legislative function. The story might be a trial balloon, or just a rumor (like the recent WH "plan" to have the president take over the power to increase the debt limit).
That, if it was a trial balloon, didn't fly very far and the WH (of course) denies that it even thought of such a thing. I think this idea will be shot down as well. I suspect that Obama would like to become a dictator, and take over all legislative, executive and judicial power, but he won't be able to do it without a fight and opposition from powerful members of his own party, not to mention that portion of the public that is not totally in his thrall.