Monday, January 14, 2013

Obama renews executive order threat on gun control laws

President Obama renewed his threat Monday to use executive orders to push through controversial gun control measures with or without Congress’ blessing. The president made his comments during the final news conference of his first term... Obama is expected to announce the next steps on gun violence after he is inaugurated and enters his second term next week...The National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocacy groups have pushed back hard on the issue and say laws limiting the types of guns or ammunition rounds will not curb violence in schools...Meanwhile, U.S. senators plan to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines. But Republican Sen. John McCain responded with a flat-out "no" when asked Sunday on CBS whether Congress would pass a ban...

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