Children will help Obama roll out gun control package Wednesday
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will release “a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in Newtown,” at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Carney said the president and vice president will be joined by children from around the country who wrote Obama letters “in the wake of that tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents.”
The package of White House proposals was developed after several weeks of meetings between Biden and Cabinet members with a diverse array of groups ranging from hunters to Hollywood executives. It will include 19 proposals that Obama can implement with his executive power and other proposals that will need Congress’ approval.
Obama has said some of those proposals, including the reinstatement an assault weapons ban, may not have enough votes in Congress to pass.
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