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Obama to Introduce New Rules on Assault Weapons, Background Checks

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This is Dallas-related insomuch as it’s America-related, safety-related, and intelligence-related, so I’m posting it. At a noon news conference, President Barack Obama announced plans to introduce legislation next week that includes a ban on assault weapons, magazine capacity limits,  and expanded background checks for gun purchases, the New York Times reports.

“In the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality,” he said, according to the newspaper. “If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.”

Below is a letter/presentation Obama and his staff prepared. Read it over, let us know what you think:

White House Gun Proposals by

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