I don't have any real problem with any of the executive orders, and think some of them will actually help keep schools safer. Particularly the one providing incentives for the hiring of resource officers (LEO's). I don't see any of it as a "power grab" by the president. I also don't see any problem with making a NICS check available to private parties if performed by an FFL or LEO agency, no transfer information is recorded, and the process is voluntary and provided for a small fee (under $5).
There are plenty of people out there who would like to know that the person they are selling a gun to in a private sale is not a criminal.
But universal background checks mandated by the Fed? Unacceptable.