President Obama Thumps for Stricter Gun Regulation in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Starting in Minnesota, President Obama is hoping to sell the country on his proposal to ban military style assault weapons and closing the "gun show" loophole. This comes after three hearings were announced concerning legislation curbing gun violence in the Minnesota legislature. According to DFL lawmakers, some of the legislation in the works includes a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks. Some political experts are saying it was Minnesota's possible gun legislation that brought President Obama to left-leaning Minnesota. Monday, Air force one arrived around noon. The President was met by Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and together they headed to Minneapolis's North side. In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting's, in which 20 children lost their lives, President Obama says it will take comprehension gun legislation to help prevent future tragedies. "We might not be able to prevent every massacre or random shooting," said President Obama. "No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe but if there is one thing we can do, if there is one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try." In addition to banning assault weapons and requiring stricter background check system, the president is proposing federal agencies to research the causes, and prevention of gun-related deaths, and giving schools more tools to develop and implement emergency plans. Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsey was their, as well as the Tribal Health Director of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa. President Obama said that police officer input is crucial to crafting stricter gun legislation.