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President Obama Remarks on Gun Control Legislation: April 17, 2013

President Obama Remarks on Gun Control Legislation: April 17, 2013

President Obama remarks on gun control legislation: April 17, 2013

Following a rash of mass shootings that occurred across the United States in 2012, federal policymakers revived the longstanding debate over gun regulations as they considered legislation that would tighten existing gun laws, or in some cases expand gun owners' rights, in the early months of 2013. Despite widespread calls for action, the Senate failed to pass its signature gun legislation, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, amid partisan disagreement over the most effective solutions to gun violence and the political realities of the looming 2014 midterm elections. Meanwhile, as acts of gun violence continued to make news, President Barack Obama issued a series ...

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