Some experts see Obama’s multifaceted plan as a start
At a press conference Monday, exactly one month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama said a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden had “presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kind of violence we saw at Newtown doesn't happen again.”
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's wide-ranging plan to curb gun violence isn't likely to be enacted in full, but experts say the sheer breadth of his proposal will provide a national blueprint for action that can guide lawmakers, fuel a powerful lobbying effort and sustain a national dialogue on gun control.
The mix of executive orders and congressional proposals offered one month after the mass slayings of 20 elementary school children and six school staff members in Newtown, Conn., drew widespread praise from experts in the mental health, education and law enforcement fields. Each found something to like in the package.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:00 am.