Obama to announce gun plans tomorrow
January 15th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

Obama to announce gun plans tomorrow

It didn't take long for U.S. President Barack Obama to decide how he wants to try to reduce gun violence.

Obama (pictured) and Vice President Joe Biden will announce Obama's plan for reducing gun violence on Wednesday, the White House said Tuesday afternoon. Biden had given recommendations to Obama after leading a task force on the issue last week.

Obama's proposal will be comprehensive, and will include legislative options for banning assault weapons as well as steps to address high-capacity magazines and federal background checks, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Obama and Biden will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to the president, Carney said.

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Obama: Gun lobby 'ginning up' fear

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  1. P E Hanen

    GOD IS THE ANSWER. When we took God out of our schools we let the devil in. He keeps showing up with guns and evil and keeps killing our children before we can introduce them to God. We don't have a gun problem we have a people problem with to many people who do not know God and who He is and what He is capable of. PUT GOD BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS.

    January 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ P E Hanen:
      Do you think that the devil caused Mr. Lanza's mental illness?

      January 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ P E Hanen:
      Some writers here blame SSRIs and other pharmaceuticals for the shootings in our schools. Oddly, one of them shares your first two initials.
      I do not believe that either spiritual enti-
      ties or prescribed pharmaceuticals cause murders.

      January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • God

      He's right. If you hadn't kicked me out of that school, I would have protected those kids.

      January 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Nor me either @ Joey. I also dont believe this is some new trend, its been going on forever and people are capitalizing on it to fit their current agenda. Next week it will be something else.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • you don't need guns

      Yes. Next week it WILL be something else. It will be another mass shooting with a military rifle. We're about due.

      January 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dott

    Come on Obama sign that bill to ban Military Style Weapons. Long past due. So the NRA will lose a couple of dollars however look at all the children's lives that you could save. Any politician who accepts a contribution from this ignorant company will not get my vote regardless the party.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Motronical

    No, not spiritual, but taking the guns away means only the true criminals will have them. You will not be able to defend yourselves from the criminals or the government-which you should also consider a threat to your freedom.
    Killing children is a horrible thing but this did not happen because of a gun. it happened because someone went nuts-o with a gun. This has happened over and over again, Now, because children were killed, we are going to do something??? Really? They are going to start on assault guns because that's the quickest path to more gun laws and restrictions to eventually include all guns.
    I have no trust in this government whatsoever and I am frightened for our future as free people.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    Thank you @ Motronical, you are exactly right! It will begin with assault rifles and then snowball into ALL guns! And the same thing with first the 2nd amendment and then soon after we will have lost ALL our rights! Our government has become a bunch of egotrippinmaniacs!

    January 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rascal Rabble

      Ooh...i love how that word looks: egotrippinmaniacs...

      January 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • you don't need guns

      You are saying all of that like it's a bad thing. It's not. We'll all be much better off with no guns. The 2nd amendment is pointless in this century. Just get rid of it.

      January 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chewey

    I am a US citizen living in Canada. Canada had stick gun laws in effect. I can't recall the type of shootings here as in the US. I am a hunter and own firearms. Maxium load is 3 and no assult type weapons. Biden should study his neibour to the noth and do some lessons learned.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Han Solo

      You said it Big Guy.

      January 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lmao @ Rascal, not only does it look good its also most appropriate too doncha think?

    January 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. chrissy

    Lol no snails for me buster! Thats gross.

    January 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Aaron

    i think its times to get out of this country. if a gun ban is on its way i dont want to be here when things really start going downhill...

    January 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flight Medic

      If it's not safe in America, where else are my kids safe?

      January 16, 2013 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and a bunch of other barbaric countries

    Way to go America. Don't listen to those liberals in Canada, Australia and Europe. Every man should have a gun. On this issue you are just like us. Keep it up.

    January 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flight Medic

      As a Veteran Flight Medic in the US Army who has treated many different types of wounds, I have found that evil needs not a gun to and carry out disgusting/hateful acts. A barbaric act is not throwing someone to the wolves, but throwing someone to the wolves without a means to defend themselves.

      January 16, 2013 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hamsta

    FACT: gun laws don't work. Fact: Germany tried gun registration, then confiscated all citizens' guns, then came Hitler. Fact: The American Revolution was the result of tyrannical government.

    January 16, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lucid

      Fact: you don't have any clue as to what you're talking about. Again. Fact.

      January 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

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