President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to use “whatever weight this office holds” to ensure that another tragedy like the Newtown incident did not repeat itself and signed 23 executive orders to launch a new campaign against gun violence.
His orders included launching a national dialogue on mental health and popular ideas such as providing incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. More controversially, however, he also promised to file legislation next week that would reinstitute an assault weapons ban, restrict high-capacity magazines and expand background checks for gun permits.
Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky discussed and analyzed the points of Obama’s orders with John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence and Tim Macey, vice president of Gun Owners of America.
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