Obama appeals for 'common sense' on gun measures
Kathleen HennesseyMINNEAPOLIS — With police officers and troopers in uniform arrayed behind him, President Obama on Monday pitched his proposals to curtail gun violence with an appeal for "common sense" and bipartisanship, even as he downplayed the prospects for key parts of his plan.
Speaking to law enforcement officials at a Minneapolis police facility, Obama said he saw a consensus emerging on Capitol Hill in favor of expanding background checks to all gun buyers, one of three core proposals in the plan he unveiled after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.
Eliminating loopholes that allow sales without such checks at gun shows or by private dealers has broad public support and growing momentum in Congress, Obama said.
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"Obama appeals for 'common sense' on gun measures", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 03/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-appeals-for-common-sense-on-gun-measures