Obama to Announce Gun Control Plan Wednesday

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama will announce “concrete” proposals to prevent gun violence at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.

He will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden who led the administration’s efforts to determine policy steps to take. Obama said Monday he was reviewing Biden’s proposals.

“They will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents,” Carney said.

Carney declined to provide details about what the proposals will include but said Obama “intends to take a comprehensive approach,” including renewal of the assault weapons ban which expired after ten years in 2004, a ban of high-capacity gun magazines and closing background check loopholes.

Biden’s set of proposals includes as many as 19 executive actions that Obama could take without congressional approval, legislators briefed by Biden said Tuesday.

But Carney noted “there are limits on what can be done within existing law” and said Congress would have to act on certain proposals “because the power to do that is reserved by Congress and to Congress.”

obama-fiscalPresident Barack Obama said at a news conference on Monday, “I expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what I think we need to do.”

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a freshman Connecticut Democrat who was vice chairwoman of Vice President Joe Biden’s gun panel, acknowledged the forthcoming announcement earlier Tuesday. Her district includes Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children at an elementary school were among the 27 killed December 14 by a gunman who also shot and killed himself.

“We are focused on a comprehensive approach that will deal with true gun safety regulations and protect the rights of responsible gun owners but also deal with mental health issues but most importantly keeping our children and our communities safe,” Esty told reporters Tuesday.

Biden held a meeting with that panel on Monday, the White House said.

Obama said at the Monday news conference that the panel “presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at Newtown doesn’t happen again.”

– CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin contributed to this report

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  • mark

    OBAMA IS THE BIGGEST JOKE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN!…..HE'S THE ONLY NERD THAT HAS EVER BEEN PRESIDENT,THAT WAS NEVER EVER SUPPOSED TO BE PRESIDENT!!!!…..HE WAS ABOUT AS QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT,AS A CHECKOUT CLERK AT A F****NG 7-11 STORE IS!…..you are some stupid ass white people voting for that anti-american halfrican american zero!…you are supposed to vote white,,,because the negroes are sure as hell gonna vote black!…….you idiots don't get it do ya?……..if your white you had better be racist,because the negroes sure as hell are!

  • Betty

    Sandy Hook is a big lie. There are too many extremely weird facts surrounding the case. None of the kids were ever hit with a rifle, because it was found in the trunk of his mothers car after the shooting. There was never a scene of wounded kids or teachers. The access to the school was blocked by civilian cars, and the EMS responders never made it to the parking lot of the school. Several sites poped up for victims of the shooting up to 2 days before it even happened. This just happened to occur at the same time our govt. was conducting training on this exact type of event. Just too many weird things… we need to know the truth! Don't lie to us, and make up excuses to take away our rights!

  • mark

    OH YEH,,,LIKE IT'S A REAL UNITED STATES!….LMAO!……..THIS CREEP ONLY GOT 1/2 THE VOTE!…THE WEAKEST SUPPORT EVER IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.FOR THE WINNER……IN OTHER WORDS,,,,,,,,,,,,50 MILLION VOTERS DID NOT VOTE FOR YOUR BOY!…..COUNT EM,,THATS 50 MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……….AND HIS ASS GOT 35 MILLION VOTES FROM PEOPLE ON WELFARE AND EBT,WHO SHOULDNT EVEN BE ALLOWED TO VOTE!.THAT JUST VOTED FOR MORE FREE HANDOUTS!…AND LOOK AT THE ILLEGAL MEXICANS AND LARAZA VOTES HE GOT BECAUSE THEY WANT SOMETHING FROM HIM,,,NOT BECAUSE THEY JUST LIKED HIM!………THERES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING UNITED ABOUT AMERICA………


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