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Democratic Senator: WH Gun-Control Plans ‘Way in Extreme’

Posted By admin On January 7, 2013 @ 6:15 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News [1]
Jan 7, 2013

Newly elected Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said on ABC News’ “This Week [2]” today that the gun-control proposals under consideration in the Obama White House are “way in extreme” and are “not going to pass” in Congress.

The Washington Post reported [3] on Sunday that a group of administration officials being led by Vice President Joe Biden is crafting a set of gun-control proposals to present to President Barack Obama this month. According to the Post, the proposals “would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors.”

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/democratic-senator-wh-gun-control-plans-way-extreme

[2] This Week: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-senate-minority-leader-mitch-mcconnell/story?id=18134125&page=4#.UOmpf2_onVs

[3] Washington Post reported: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-weighs-broad-gun-control-agenda-in-wake-of-newtown-shootings/2013/01/05/d281efe0-5682-11e2-bf3e-76c0a789346f_story.html?hpid=z2

[4] Michael Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Is Going After A Democratic Senator, And It’s Already Getting Really Personal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-bloombergs-gun-control-group-is-going-after-a-democratic-senator-and-its-already-getting-really-personal.html

[5] Republicans Support Gun Bill as Senator Warns of Loopholes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/republicans-support-gun-bill-as-senator-warns-of-loopholes.html

[6] Gallup: Majority supports Obama’s gun-control proposals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gallup-majority-supports-obama%e2%80%99s-gun-control-proposals.html

[7] Sen. Schumer: Universal background checks are ‘sweet spot’ for gun safety: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-schumer-universal-background-checks-are-%e2%80%98sweet-spot%e2%80%99-for-gun-safety.html

[8] Nebraska’s Nelson first Democratic senator to oppose Kagan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nebraskas-nelson-first-democratic-senator-to-oppose-kagan.html

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