That's the story for everything he wants. Legislate by Executive Order and other administration action. And the press cheerleads because its for causes they support. This is the way a democracy turns into a dictatorship.
He can use the EPA to ban lead.
Question-will it make easier for the states which so choose to oppose Obama’s gun-grabbing if he does it through illegal executive order type acts, and doing an end-run around Congress, the representatives of the people’s will? Because if he tries to play dirty like that, the states are going to have to take up the fight. So far, Congress has let him get away with his “executive orders” (diktats)