Obama Backs Assault Weapons Ban

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14:  U.S. President Barack Obama wipes tears as he makes a statement in response to the elementary school shooting in Connecticut December 14, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. According to reports, there are 27 dead, including the shooter, 20 of them children, after Ryan Lanza, 24, opened fire in at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Reports say that Lanza was dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. His brother has also been found dead in Hoboken, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    President Obama is getting more specific about what he meant by the need to take “meaningful action” on gun control. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Obama has called for “reexamining gun laws” in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Carney noted Obama’s “support for reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, his support for closing the so-called gun-show loophole.” Carney also said that Obama would support a ban on high-capacity weapons magazines. Carney said that Obama is “absolutely supportive of Senator Feinstein’s stated attempt to revive [the assault weapons ban]” and that he has already spoken to Sen. Joe Manchin about what he can do to help.

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