President Obama goes on the road to push for stronger gun laws - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

President Obama goes on the road to push for stronger gun laws

Posted:
There is more reaction to a White House photo of the President skeet shooting at Camp David. There is more reaction to a White House photo of the President skeet shooting at Camp David.
WASHINGTON (NBC) -

President Obama makes his first trip out of Washington Monday pushing for more gun laws.

As President Obama pitches his gun control plan in Minnesota Monday, there is more reaction to a White House photo of the President skeet shooting at Camp David.

Critics say he's pandering to second amendment conservatives while pushing for a ban on assault weapons.

The ban seems to have no chance on Capitol Hill but universal background checks may be gaining. "I think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks," Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)/ Sen. Majority Leader.

Mark Kelly argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people like jarred Loughner - charged with shooting Kelly's wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. "In the case of the rejection from -- at the gun store, he could have easily gone to a gun show or private seller and get a gun," said Gabrielle Giffords' Husband, Mark Kelly.

A Super Bowl ad accuses the NRA of making a complete turnaround on universal background checks.

This was what the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said after Columbine. "We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone."

And this is what he said on Fox Sunday. "It's never going to be universal. The criminals are not going to comply with it - they could care less," said Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.