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On Tap for Wednesday: Gun Control From the Oval Office

wtmoore1 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:26 AM
So after all the cries from the right about how any fun control measures were inadequate without placing a focus on mental health, we should see Republican support for at least that portion of the plan, right? Sorry...I know, I know, wishful thinking...
rman859 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:30 AM
Yes, do not let asylum candidates have access to fire arms. I am for that!
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:27 AM

*gun control measures.

Although, for many conservatives, I'm sure it probably feels like fun control too.

It's Wednesday and at 11:45 this morning, President Obama will unveil new plans for gun control through executive order while surrounded by children. He's expected to call on Congress to ban semi-automatic "assault" rifles and high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. He'll also ask for universal background checks. Up to this point, Obama has been vague about what exactly his executive orders will include, but we'll find out today.

According to a lobbyist briefed Tuesday, Obama will present a three-part plan focused on gun violence, education and mental health. He'll call for: