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Obama gun plan may feature background checks on all buyers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/11/2013

Michael A. Memoli and Melanie Mason

WASHINGTON — Requiring all gun buyers to pass a federal background check could be a key part of a White House plan to combat mass shootings, Vice President Joe Biden indicated as he prepared to present recommendations to the president on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Biden said he had found a "surprising recurrence of suggestions" for "universal background checks" in meetings with interest groups. Background checks are not required in private sales by unlicensed dealers, including transactions at gun shows.
Biden is expected to propose measures that President Obama could institute by executive action, as well as proposed laws, such as bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
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"Obama gun plan may feature background checks on all buyers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-gun-plan-may-feature-background-checks-on-all-buyers