Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Package

Alaska gun retailers sound off in response to the President's executive order to strengthen gun laws.

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by written story: Associated Press
by Whitney LB Miller

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as he uses his executive powers to enact 23 measures that don't require the approval of Congress, President Barack Obama says there's only so much he can do to reduce gun violence unless lawmakers act. He says that's what it will take to make a "real and lasting difference."
   
His executive orders include tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks. And they give schools flexibility to use federal grant money to improve school safety. A presidential memorandum will instruct the Centers for Disease Control to research causes and prevention of gun violence.
   
Obama wants Congress to renew and expand a ban on assault weapons, and limit high-capacity magazines.
   
And he wants lawmakers to close loopholes that permit private gun transactions to occur without background checks. The White House says nearly 40 percent of gun sales are conducted by private individuals now exempt from checking the backgrounds of buyers.
 

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kc said on Thursday, Jan 17 at 11:59 AM

I watched the evening sho on Jan 1166th Wednesday chn 2 AKlink and given Alaska is such a red state i was amazed to see that the leftist propaganda was allowed to be aired by this station in the AP story on Obamas gun control attempts IF I watch this show again and witness the same liberal bias that will be my last time wacthing your show

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