Obama Continues to Seek Assault-Weapons Ban

Amid meetings with gun advocates and gaming companies, the White House sharpens its focus.

Posted:
 
obamabiden11213575hc
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Following the Newtown, Conn., massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama is dedicated to enacting a renewed assault-weapons ban, regardless of bipartisan approval, reports CNN.

President Barack Obama will seek passage of an assault weapons ban as part of a larger push for new gun control laws, an administration official said Friday ...

"The President has been clear that Congress should reinstate the assault weapons ban and that avoiding this issue just because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option."

The vice president has spent the last week meeting with what the White House calls "stakeholders" in the gun control debate. In a series of face to face discussions Thursday, Biden sat down with the National Rifle Association and other gun owners groups before conferring with representatives from the film and television industry.

Read more at CNN.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

The Root 100 People's Choice Awards  
Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM