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Obama’s Gun Control Plan: Read The President's Proposals

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.

Carl S January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Why do they want to take the guns from the good guys? Makes no sense ! I say, if you use a gun in ANY kind of crime, the criminal gets put to death. Period. No excuses. And no plea bargains. And....(drum roll).......SWIFTLY !!

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