Obama unveils gun violence measures

  • -President Obama calls for $500 million program to reduce gun violence following Newtown shooting

    -Obama urges Congress to pass a ban on "military-style assault weapons"

    -Obama issuing 23 executive actions to curb gun violence, including nomination of Minnesotan Todd Jones as full-time ATF director

    -Obama wants expanded background checks for people who buy guns in private sales

    -Among the executive actions, Obama strikes down "legal barriers in health laws that prevent some states from making information available about those prohibited from having guns."
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