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President calls for proposals to address gun violence by January

Obama(CNN) — The nation will have a set of recommendations to address widespread gun violence within weeks, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.

Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency group to come up with “concrete proposals no later than January — proposals that I then intend to push without delay,” the president said.

Speaking five days after a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school, Obama said that “if there is even one thing that we can do” to prevent such tragedies, “we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try.”

“This is not some Washington commission. This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. This is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now.”

The group will include some Cabinet members and outside organizations.

For the complete CNN story, go here.

2 comments

  • David

    Banning guns should not be an option and i know thats where this is going. People that are murderers will still kill they dont need a gun. at least 1,095 adults and children die every day due to alcohol related deaths. Is there a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now about 400,000 + deaths due to alcohol that the government convienently put in our local supermarket stores where children can just grab a fifth of wiskey and walk out with it. If you outlaw guns only the outlaws will have guns. Guns dont kill people, people kill .

  • David

    Why do we need guns? TO DEFEND OUR SELVS AND THE CONSTITUTION! I heard the yammer about when the constitution was written we had black powder guns and that is true. But technology brought better guns so you must keep up with the bad guys NO GUN BAN

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