Surrounded by children, President Obama announced new executive actions on gun control today at the White House and called on Congress to “restore a ban on military style assault weapons” because “weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater.”
“I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality,” Obama said. “The most important changes we can make will depend on Congressional action.”
In addition to calling for a ban on military style assault weapons, Obama demanded universal background checks and a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. He said his office is looking into providing resource officers for “schools that want them,” something the National Rifle Association suggested during a press conference in December.