Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Obama said most effective actions must be taken

Obama said most effective actions must be taken by lawmakers. (January 16, 2013 6:05 PM)

(AP) - Without waiting for Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping $500 million program to curb gun violence, setting up a fight over universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. Obama also used his presidential powers to issue 23 orders that don't require...

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