Tell Us What You Think About President Obama’s Gun Control Proposal

President Barack Obama presented a wide-reaching proposal for the country’s gun control policies on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama presented a comprehensive gun control proposal to the country on Wednesday, about one month after the .

The Huffington Post reports that the proposal includes four major sections, focusing on topics like law enforcement, mental health, school safety and the availability of dangerous weapons.

Many of these measures would require congressional action and could cost up to $500 million. 

The president also announced more than 20 executive orders that can go into effect immediately, the New York Times reports. These include having the attorney general review the categories of people who are not allowed to have guns, reviewing safety standards for gun locks and safes and providing training on armed attacks to first responders and school officials. Visit the New York Times for a full list

The full text of the president’s plan is available on the White House website, along with a list of the main components.

For more on the proposals—as well as what it would take for the president to get them through Congress—check out the Huffington Post article.

What do you think about this proposal? Are there parts that you support? Portions that you think go too far? Tell us in the comments. 

pam ghaster January 19, 2013 at 12:36 AM
I am behind the President--100 percent. The NRA has gone off the deep end. The new commerical they launched is offensive and totally inappropiate video featuring the President's children. This should make for a toxic presence on Capitol Hill. Exploiting the president's daughters to make there own case is disgusting. The president has offered simple solutions that will save lives. They do not interfere with the Second Amendment, and they are popular with the majority of Americans--including gun owners and NRA members. -Pamela Ghaster Rocky River, Ohio


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