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Obama to announce gun control proposal Wednesday

5:45 PM, Jan. 15, 2013
This Jan. 14, 2103 file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he answers questions from members of the media during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Confronting a deeply divided Congress, President Barack Obama plans to skirt lawmakers and move forward on his own authority with steps to curb the nation?s gun violence. But there?s only so much he can do on his own. Obama will need Capitol Hill for fundamental changes.
This Jan. 14, 2103 file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he answers questions from members of the media during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Confronting a deeply divided Congress, President Barack Obama plans to skirt lawmakers and move forward on his own authority with steps to curb the nation?s gun violence. But there?s only so much he can do on his own. Obama will need Capitol Hill for fundamental changes.
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President Obama will unveil a comprehensive gun-safety plan on Wednesday, a follow-up to his promise to come up with a proposal to bolster gun control in the aftermath of last month's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut

The president's package will include calls for Congress to reinstate a ban on assault weapons and address the issue of high-capacity magazine as well as strengthen federal background checks of people buying guns--all are issues that Obama has previously endorsed and would require Congressional action, according to White House press secretary Jay ...

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