Following the Connecticut school shootings, President Barrack Obama received scores of letters from children urging him to address the issue on gun violence. President Obama will today announce measures he will take to address the issue as well as demand the enactment of firearms and ammunition control in Congress.
President Obama is expected to make this announcement, backed up by the children who wrote him the letters as well as Vice President Joseph Biden. President Obama’s mission to see the assault weapons ban passed may not be a sure thing, but he has long made it clear that he supported the renewal of the ban on assault weapons.
The President and Vice President have been holding a series of meetings alongside various stakeholders in the past month, to address the gun violence scourge. The ban will see to it that the dissemination of military-style semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines is contained. The package also includes 19 separate measures outlined by Vice President Biden touching on stricter gun control and gun-trafficking laws.
Several states are already acting on the ban, with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday signing a strict law banning the mentally ill from accessing assault weapons and ammunition.