In a White House event, Obama signed 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence. He said Congress must also act. Obama urged lawmakers to pass legislation on "universal background checks" for gun purchases. He called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips.
The President was joined by children who wrote letters to him about gun violence.
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(posted 12:41 p.m. 01/16/2013 by Alex Degman)