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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

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