Obama: Consensus for more checks for gun buyers

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.

Obama said Tuesday night that senators from both parties are working on legislation to prevent people from legally buying guns and then giving them to criminals.

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