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Watch President Obama Announce Proposals for Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

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Published on Jan 16, 2013

For more: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/

President Barack Obama announced a series of gun-control measures on Wednesday -- including proposals for enhanced background checks and a ban on military-style assault weapons -- that are aimed at reducing gun violence after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last month. The measures are a mix of what Obama wants Congress to take and moves that the White House can accomplish without congressional approval, through executive orders.

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