Later today, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2012, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will announce a new package of gun control proposals. They will be joined by a group of children who wrote letters to the president after the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14. Families of some of the Newtown victims will also be at the event. Assault weapons ban, universal backup checks, and a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds are all part of the plan, says a White House official. The federal government estimates that over 300,000,000 non-military guns are owned or available for purchase in the United States. Carney says that Obama "has made clear that he believes in the Second Amendment right of citizens to be armed, but believes we ought to take common sense, and enact common sense measures that protect Second Amendment rights, but prevent people who should not have weapons from obtaining them."
2/5/2013 10:06:07 pm

I'm pretty sure that the ruling for a high capacity magazine ended up being 7 rounds which is preposterous considering every handgun made since world war II was made with a magazine for at least 9 rounds and that the popular, Ruger 10/22, which is a small .22 caliber target/hunting rifle that is usually a young boy's first gun and happens to be the best selling firearm of all time would have to be banned. So there goes a sizable chunk of the legal gun market.


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