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Obama to propose assault weapons ban

Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:46 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said he will outline sweeping new gun control proposals this week, including an assault weapons ban.

The Washington Post reported a Wednesday announcement has been set with Obama proposing a renewal of the assault weapons ban in addition to outlawing high-capacity magazine clips and requiring universal background checks for all gun purchases.

The announcement is likely to cause controversy on Capitol Hill, especially in a Republican-led House of Representatives that's protective of Second Amendment rights.

Obama's announcement is also expected to include 19 executive actions the president can order within existing laws, the Post said.

Topics: Barack Obama
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