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December 17, 2012


How Obama Can Win on Gun Control

Unlike his past remarks after other tragic shootings, President Obama last night made an explicit call to action to stem gun violence. His speech could end up being the most memorable of his presidency.

The Wall Street Journal notes the White House "is looking at various options, and the scope and details of the president's approach aren't clear. One possibility likely to be considered is a ban on high-capacity magazines, the devices attached to firearms that store large numbers of bullets and reload them rapidly."

First Read: "To pull this off in the gun area, the president is going to have to tackle every issue associated with these heinous crimes: gun laws, our gun culture, mental health, the de-sensitization of violence thanks to Hollywood and video game makers, and of course parental responsibility. If it's a LARGER policy discussion, it's much harder for the most ardent NRA-supporting lawmaker to walk away."












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