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Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
Think Progress has laid out the President’s Gun Violence Prevention proposals in one neat package….
In a press conference on Wednesday, President Obama outlined a sweeping effort to prevent gun violence in the United States. Surrounded by children who had written him letters voicing their desire to see gun laws passed, Obama announced that he will sign 23 executive orders and bring a set of proposals to Congress.
The President referenced one child’s letter that read, “I know that laws have to be passed by Congress, but I beg you to try very hard.”
“I promise that I will try very hard,” he said.
Obama also condemned lawmakers who vocally resist any new gun measures, pointing out that the gun policies of Ronald Reagan were more reasonable.
The initiatives cover everything from mental heath, to gun safety, to blocking the most deadly firearms from making it to market…
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