US President Obama announces gun control plans

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President Obama has set out his plans for radical changes to gun control in the United States, which includes a ban on assault rifles.

His announcement was made in the wake of the shooting of 20 children and six teachers at a school last month.

However, Mr Obama needs the support of Congress to make his plans a reality and to withstand the opposition of the National Rifle Association.

Mark Mardell reports.

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