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President Barack Obama used the first visit to Minnesota of his second term to push for a series of gun control measures he wants Congress to approve.
With his stop in north Minneapolis, Obama urged Americans to tell Congress to support the call for new gun laws he made after the school shooting in Connecticut.
“We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something. That’s my main message here today,” Obama said. (MPR News)
President Obama, taking his first trip outside Washington to rally support for new gun measures, stood alongside dozens of uniformed police officers here Monday as he delivered a forceful defense of mandatory background checks for all gun buyers.
Obama also touted his proposed bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines during a speech at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center, signaling his intent to keep pushing for several major policy changes in Congress. The Washington Post.