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Obama's Gun Control Proposals

Posted on the 17 January 2013 by Thepoliticalidealist @JackDarrant

Reblogged from Digestible Politics:

Obama has unveiled his gun policy proposals despite a lot of opposition from those on the right of the political spectrum. The proposals were released on Wednesday after receiving urgent cries for changes to the constitution and laws surrounding gun control. Obama announced that "we have an obligation to try" to reduce violence and called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and wider background checks on gun buyers.The National Rifle Association (NRA), a very powerful US gun lobby group, declared their rejection of Obama's proposals,  saying that "attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation".

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President Obama has introduced a moderate set of gun control measures which, though I'd say he didn't go far enough, will make the massacres we have witnessed more difficult to repeat.It is as much as we can hope for the Republicans to allow. I sincerely hope that Congress doesn't shirk its responsibility to pass these measures into law.

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