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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Obama to Announce Gun Control Plans Wednesday

The Washington Post reports:
President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.
The announcement, to be delivered at the White House, is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence.  The White House has invited key lawmakers as well as gun-control advocates to appear at Wednesday’s policy rollout, according to two officials who have been invited to the event.
It makes no difference to Obama that none of the things being proposed would have stopped the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  According to The Hill some legislators doubt Obama's proposals will make it through Congress.  But Obama is undeterred: 
Obama shrugged off the doubts saying, instead, his priority with the proposals is to push for what's necessary.
No, his priority is to take advantage of a perceived crisis and give the gun ban lobby its long laundry list of proposals that it has wanted enacted into law for years.

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