Obama assault weapon ban call

President Barack Obama has called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit on magazines as he launched the most sweeping effort to curb American gun violence in nearly two decades.

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NRA: 'Attacking firearms is not a solution' to gun violence

Responding to President Obama's gun control proposals, the National Rifle Association of America said:

Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.

The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law.

We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America’s most valuable asset – our children.

Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation.

Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.

Obama: Americans must 'demand' support of controls

President Obama called on the American people to demand that their politicians support his gun control proposals:

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"The only way we can change is if the American people demand it." —President Obama

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"The most important changes we can make depend on congressional action. They need to bring these proposals up for a vote."

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