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Obama unveils sweeping measures against gun violence

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:04 GMT
Author: Reuters
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WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to reduce gun violence on Wednesday that would require criminal background checks for all gun sales and a ban on military-style assault weapons.

Obama also proposed an end to high-capacity ammunition clips, instead limiting clips to 10 rounds, according to details of the plan released by the White House. He would also toughen laws aimed at reducing gun trafficking.

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