Obama confronts the gun control issue


Suddenly, shockingly, gun control and the culture of violence are at the top of President Obama’s agenda.

Obama has no public events on his schedule for the next three days, he will soon fill in the details of his call for “meaningful action” in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn.

“In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens — from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators — in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this,” Obama said at a Sunday night prayer vigil at Newtown.

Outside proposals range from new restrictions on gun purchases and ownership, to a special commission to take a comprehensive look at what appears to be an upsurge in mass violence.



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