President Barack Obama is proposing a $500 million set of laws to create stricter limits on guns, including smaller magazines, no more armor piercing, and reinstating the assault weapons ban.
But until Congress passes those recommendations, the Prez is signing a set of executive actions that will take place immediately. He says:
"If there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try."
The things POTUS thinks we can do include keeping guns out of unstable and criminal hands by strengthening the background check system and making schools safer by developing emergency plans and hiring more resource officers.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see what else the Prez thinks we can do!
Barack's most important longterm strategy is to fund investigations into the causes and prevention of violence by the CDC, including studies on the effects of violent video games!
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Do you enjoy senseless, relentless rants?
Then you will get some chuckles — even though this segment is actually seriously disturbing — from watching CNN correspondent Piers Morgan trying to debate Radio Host Alex Jones, the man who started a petition to get Morgan deported from the United States.
Ch-ch-check out the first part of the "debate" which is actually just Mr. Jones spewing out a string of pro-gun statments while Piers attempts to calm him down (above)!
One highlight from the first part is when Jones insists:
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Two years to the day after a gunman killed six and wounded 12 in a supermarket parking lot, the Arizona congresswoman injured in the horrible attack is making new headlines.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head and nearly killed on January 8th, 2011, but she boldly refused to become a victim and relearned how to walk and speak!
Now the retired lawmaker and her astronaut husband chat with Diane Sawyer in a follow-up interview to discuss the two-year anniversary and their plans for the future.
Ch-ch-check out ABC's teaser (above) where Gabby and hubby Mark Kelly discuss their new initiatives on gun reform, an especially critical topic in the wake of the Sand Hook shootings.
We're sooo proud of the way Gabby rebounded from this awful tragedy and we can't wait to hear what she has to say tomorrow!
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This present definitely didn't come from Santa!
An 8-year-old girl received a teddy AND A GUN (pictured above) through a New York donation program for Christmas.
The child's foster mother, Sheeba Anderson, picked up the disguised gun along with a number of gifts from St. Anthony's Church five days before Christmas day.
Upon discovering the gun, Sheeba recounts:
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So much for the theory of “carrying a gun makes you safe”…
Ever since the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, gun control has been at the center of political discussion and this most recent incident isn't helping the Pro-NRA believers!
A man was being booked on charges of domestic violence at a New Jersey police station this morning when he shot and injured three police officers before other officers shot back and killed him.
Gloucest Township Deputy Chief David Harkins revealed the man and cops got into a "violent struggle" during processing when he got ahold of one of their guns.
All officers are in stable condition fortunately, but when will the violence stop?!
This only proves that guns are more destructive than protective in any scenario!
[Image via ABC News.]
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Another horrific moment took place today in Rochester, New York today as firefighters were shot at while arriving at the scene of a massive fire.
Two of those firefighters died.
Around all this gun violence, we have people on both sides fighting for or against more gun control laws.
Right in the heart of the argument has been Piers Morgan who called out a gun lobbyist’s idea for reform being to give teachers and administrators guns in schoolrooms.
He was then threatened with deportation by gun advocates who disagree with his beliefs. A petition went around and is being sent for consideration to President Obama.
And now Piers is saying exactly what we’re thinking as things get worse and more gun violence occurs:
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More shocking and heartbreaking information is coming out of this truly sad Christmas Eve news story.
As we reported earlier, four firefighters were gunned down at the scene of a massive New York house fire, leaving two of them dead and the other two hospitalized, while another off-duty police officer was left injured.
Rochester police are now saying that the alleged assailant
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