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President Obama presented several proposals for increased gun control this week.
President Obama made several proposals for increased gun control this week.
Among the president's proposals were background checks for all gun sales, even those by private sellers, reinstating and strengtening the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, the New York Times reported.
The White House's entire 15-page proposal can be downloaded here. We also attached video of the president discussing the plan to this post.
Other aspects of the plan include putting 1,000 more school resource officers and counselors in schools and improving mental health services.
"We are going to need to work on making access to mental health care as as easy as access to a gun," Obama said.
The proposals come just about a month after a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people were killed including 20 school children.