Barack Obama

Obama Proposes Assault Weapons Ban

As well as universal background checks and ban on "high capacity magazines"


President Obama called Wednesday for a new and tougher assault-weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as part of a comprehensive plan to curb gun violence that includes 23 steps he would take without congressional action. 

Already facing stiff opposition from gun-rights advocates and Republican lawmakers, the president called on Congress to pass several major changes to the country's current gun laws—some of which are already being considered like the restrictions on semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.