President Barack Obama hopes to get new US gun control measures passed during the first year of his second term and is sceptical of a proposal by the National Rifle Association to put armed guards in schools.
Obama told NBC's 'Meet the Press' programme:
– Barack Obama
I'd like to get it done in the first year. I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden's task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off.
I am not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me. I am sceptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are sceptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.