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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Obama pledges to put 'full weight' of office behind gun-control law

President Barack Obama (pictured) has pledged to put his "full weight" behind a legislative package aimed at containing gun violence.

In an interview with NBC television's 'Meet the Press', he voiced scepticism about proposals to place armed guards at schools after the deadly assault at a Connecticut school.

In his boldest terms yet, he vowed to rally the American people around an agenda to limit gun violence and said he still supports increased background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity bullet magazines.

Irish Independent

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