WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will announce proposals for new gun control measures in this country. And we're already getting an idea of what some of those ideas may look like.
According to CNN, Vice President Joe Biden told lawmakers he'll outline 19 actions the president can take without going through Congress. Some of the actions include: better enforcement of existing gun laws, keeping data on where the guns are and improving the background checks system.
CNN says the president will call on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, expand the background checks law to apply to all gun sales, and limit the sale of high capacity magazines.
There likely will be opposition to some of the proposals. On Tuesday, the NRA called the president an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed secret service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to put armed guards in all schools.
The president is scheduled to speak at noon on Wednesday.
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