Obama proposes gun measures
- Published: 17 Jan 2013 at 00.57
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Wednesday signed 23 executive actions to curb gun violence and demanded Congress pass an assault weapons ban, saying America cannot put off gun control measures "any longer."
Obama also called on Congress to pass deeper measures, including universal background checks for gun buyers and bans on high-capacity magazines and armour-piercing bullets, in response to the Newtown school massacre last month in which 20 small children and six adults were gunned down.
"Congress must act. Congress must act soon," Obama said, pledging to use the full weight of his office to pass new gun control measures.
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