President Barack Obama to outline gun control plans
President Obama will lay out his plans for tackling gun violence later this week, he has announced.
Speaking on a day that marked a month on from the massacre at a primary school in Connecticut, he said that he would be able to take some steps by executive order. For those proposals which require a debate in Congress, he urged members to "examine their conscience".
The National Rifle Association and some lawmakers have suggested that any plan to ban assault weapons would not pass Congress.
14 Jan 2013
- From the section US & Canada