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UPDATED: What Are Obama's Gun Control Proposals?

Details emerge about the president's plan, which he is scheduled to announce Wednesday. Share your thoughts.

Updated 1:37 pm, January 16

The president's proposal includes several executive actions, according to the Washington Post.

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A ban on assault weapons and a call for universal background checks are among the gun-control proposals that President Obama will announce Wednesday morning, according to media reports.

CNN.com has reported that the president will also seek a ban on high capacity magazines in his 11:45 a.m. news conference.

-- What are your thoughts on the president's proposals? Have you taken any action since the Newtown shooting fallout? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The president is calling for the measures in response to the December 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 students and six adults.

The president also will push for other steps that could include executive actions that don't require congressional approval, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney.

The announcement will set off a battle with Congress, according to the Washington Post. The president's agenda has at best lukewarm support from his party's leaders and puts him at odds with Democratic centrists.

Also, CNN reported that the National Rifle Association has experience a large surge in membership growth since the new calls for gun control began in December.

Approximately 250,000 people have joined the organization's existing 4.25 million members, according to CNN.com.

Sam January 16, 2013 at 06:21 PM
I think he is absolutely correct and has my complete support. The question that every one should ask is what are we willing to give up in order to prevent our children and ourselves from being the next target of a gun.
Julie January 16, 2013 at 06:38 PM
I have a hard time reconciling that the same President that suppressed information regarding Fast & Furious by Executive order is now going to mandate full disclosure for everyone else using the same means. Absolute power absolutely corrupts.
MEW January 16, 2013 at 08:47 PM
What about any of this makes you think that criminals will not be armed? We shouldn't give up freedom and liberty to protect our children and ourselves - it doesn't work. The only true way to protect ourselves is maintaining the right to bear arms.

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