(Image source: The White House / Flickr)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

One month after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the president is set to unveil White House proposals to curb gun violence.

 

Bloomberg reports, after receiving Vice President Joe Biden’s recommendations, President Obama has invited lawmakers to the White House at 11:45 eastern Wednesday morning for an announcement on gun violence solutions.

 

According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, those proposals will include:

 

- a ban on certain assault rifles

- a ban on extended ammunition clips

- universal background checks [Image: The White House / Flickr]

 

The president will also consider 19 steps he can take through executive action — without approval from Congress:

 

- directing the Justice Department to toughen up background checks

- tell federal agencies to make more gun crime data publicly available [Image: Raleigh News and Observer]

 

Mr. Obama has said he will consider taking executive action on gun control. But if he follows through on that, expect to hear a lot of criticism from GOP lawmakers like Sen. Rand Paul. He said this to CBN News on Tuesday.

 

RAND PAUL: “I’m against having a king. I think having a monarch is what we fought the American revolution over. And someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that’s someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch.”

 

Many lawmakers who have said they’re open to stricter gun laws, including Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, have stressed a balanced approach — legislation that also addresses mental health or violent video games.

 

MANCHIN: “It takes an all-in approach.”

 

The president says those options, too, are on the table. But he promises pushback from lawmakers on gun control won’t affect the proposals he puts forward. [Video: WBZ]

 

“Will all of them get through this Congress? I don’t know … My starting point is not to worry about the politics. My starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works.” [Video: WNBC]

 

The White House also revealed the president and vice president will announce their proposals alongside children who have written in to Biden on the issue of gun violence.

White House Set to Announce Gun Control Plan

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Jan 15, 2013

White House Set to Announce Gun Control Plan

(Image source: The White House / Flickr)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

One month after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the president is set to unveil White House proposals to curb gun violence.

 

Bloomberg reports, after receiving Vice President Joe Biden’s recommendations, President Obama has invited lawmakers to the White House at 11:45 eastern Wednesday morning for an announcement on gun violence solutions.

 

According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, those proposals will include:

 

- a ban on certain assault rifles

- a ban on extended ammunition clips

- universal background checks [Image: The White House / Flickr]

 

The president will also consider 19 steps he can take through executive action — without approval from Congress:

 

- directing the Justice Department to toughen up background checks

- tell federal agencies to make more gun crime data publicly available [Image: Raleigh News and Observer]

 

Mr. Obama has said he will consider taking executive action on gun control. But if he follows through on that, expect to hear a lot of criticism from GOP lawmakers like Sen. Rand Paul. He said this to CBN News on Tuesday.

 

RAND PAUL: “I’m against having a king. I think having a monarch is what we fought the American revolution over. And someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that’s someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch.”

 

Many lawmakers who have said they’re open to stricter gun laws, including Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, have stressed a balanced approach — legislation that also addresses mental health or violent video games.

 

MANCHIN: “It takes an all-in approach.”

 

The president says those options, too, are on the table. But he promises pushback from lawmakers on gun control won’t affect the proposals he puts forward. [Video: WBZ]

 

“Will all of them get through this Congress? I don’t know … My starting point is not to worry about the politics. My starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works.” [Video: WNBC]

 

The White House also revealed the president and vice president will announce their proposals alongside children who have written in to Biden on the issue of gun violence.

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