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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. 

Tiffany Jones January 22, 2013 at 05:10 PM
I said the correlation between guns and gun violence is undeniable or in my EXACT wording that "I think it is insane to not acknowledge there is also "a direct correlation" between guns and gun violence". That is where the insanity reference came from. Please do not alter my words or meanings to suit your own purposes. The facts and statistics you (vaguely) reference, may indeed be inconclusive and can be adapted to suit which ever "side" you are supporting, However the undeniable truth is that "guns" are a necessary component of "gun violence". The solution is not easy to pinpoint, b/c guns do and will continue to exist and humans are and will continue to be capable of horrific levels of violence. To minimize this is our challenge and one that will not be met without changing something.
i love doughnuts January 22, 2013 at 06:31 PM
the irony of it all does make me gleeful - added to my glee over president obama's inauguration yesterday, i'm absolutely, 100% gleeful!! did your family enjoy the ceremony laura?
Laurel Myers Hurst January 22, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Who is Laura?
Ted M January 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM
MaLoBrRe, it was a police officer that pulled the trigger at the gun show. Please dont just report what you want to believe, post the truth
Ted M January 23, 2013 at 01:58 AM
I believe exactly what Myron said

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