Obama's gun control plans

President Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence include the following strands:

  • Strengthening background checks on gun owners
  • Developing emergency procedures in schools
  • Advancing the knowledge of mental health issues that could lead to gun violence

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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.