Obama to Give Congress Plan on Gun Control Within Weeks
Source: New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that he will submit broad, new gun control proposals to Congress no later than January and will commit the power of his office to overcoming political opposition in the wake of last week’s school massacre.
The president’s pledge comes as key House Republicans restated their firm opposition to enacting any new limits on firearms or ammunition, setting up the possibility of a philosophical clash over the Second Amendment early in Mr. Obama’s second term.
“This time, the words need to lead to action,” Mr. Obama said, referring to outrage to previous mass shootings that eventually led to little or no legislative changes. But he said that the proposals would not be just about weapons.
“We are going to need to work on making access to mental healthcare at least as easy as access to guns,” he said.