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White House: Obama to Seek Tighter Gun-Control Measures

Monday, 17 Dec 2012 04:37 PM

By Todd Beamon

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President Barack Obama will seek stricter gun-control measures in the coming weeks to try to prevent mass shootings, the White House said on Monday.

"It's a complex problem that will require a complex solution," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, the Wall Street Journal reports. He declined to say which measures would be proposed.

"I'm not going to engage in specific point-by-point policy proposals or prescriptions," Carney said. He reiterated that the president has supported an assault-weapons ban and said Obama wanted to enlists professionals in seeking the right solutions.

Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. — in which 27 people died, including 20 children — has raised new concerns about the nation's gun and mental-health laws, the Journal reports.

Authorities say the gunman, Adam Lanza, was carrying an arsenal of ammunition and used a high-powered rifle similar to the military's M-16.

Obama said at a vigil Sunday night for the victims of the shooting, "I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens—from law enforcement to mental-health professionals to parents and educators—in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this."

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