Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2011, as he seeks to seize the initiative in a debt and spending showdown with Republicans. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's reviewing a list of proposals from Vice President Joe Biden about how to reduce gun violence and expects to present specifics later this week.
 
   Obama says stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines are all ideas he thinks make sense. He says he's not sure how many of those measures can pass Congress.
 
   Obama says in a news conference in the East Room of the White House that he expects Congress to set aside politics and focus on common-sense steps that can make a difference.
 
   Obama asked Biden to lead a task force on ways to reduce violence after the December massacre in Newtown, Conn., that killed 27 people -- mostly children.
 

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