Obama demands ban on assault weapons from Congress

Barack Obama (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)

From Washington on Wednesday, United States President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass a number of proposals that could allow for sweeping new gun laws across the country.

In an address delivered to an audience made up of the families of victims of last month’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Pres. Obama asked Congress to pass a series a proposals aimed at extinguishing an epidemic of gun violence currently plaguing the country. If approved, the measures will ban the buying and selling of certain assault weapons, close loopholes that circumvent a background check requirement, impose limits on ammunition purchases and more.

Obama demands ban on assault weapons from Congress — RT.

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