Full Text Political Headlines January 16, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Speech on Gun Control Laws Calls for Broad Action

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama Calls for Broad Action on Guns

Source: NYT, 1-16-13

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

President Obama signed executive actions designed to curb gun violence as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and invited guests watched at the White House on Wednesday.

President Obama called upon Congress on Wednesday to toughen America’s gun laws to confront mass shootings and everyday gun violence, betting that public opinion has shifted enough to support the broadest push for gun control in a generation.

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Jason Reed/Reuters

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Obama at the White House on Wednesday.

At a White House event at noon, Mr. Obama announced plans to introduce legislation by next week that includes a ban on assault weapons, limits on high-capacity magazines, expanded background checks for gun purchases and new gun trafficking laws to crack down on the spread of weapons across the country….READ MORE

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