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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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Obama to set out gun control plans

Tomorrow, US President Barack Obama will set out how he plans to make good his promise on tougher gun laws - with or without the support of Congress.

President Obama pictured after after speaking at a vigil held for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Credit: Reuters

Obama is launching the most sweeping effort to curb American gun violence in nearly two decades, and New York lawmakers have already easily passed the toughest gun control law in the country, as gun control advocates move to act swiftly after a massacre at Sandy Hook last month.

The President is urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut.

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