Obama gun plan difficult sell to Congress
January 16th, 2013
05:49 PM ET

Obama gun plan difficult sell to Congress

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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(CNN) - President Obama has proposed significant gun and ammunition reform. But he faces a steep climb to convince Congress to make all of his proposals reality.

President Obama: “This will be difficult.”

In addition to sharp opposition from many Republicans, the president also faces a group of significant Democrats who have long supported gun rights.

Among them is the nation’s top senator, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV. He does not plan on pushing the government’s proposals if they stand little chance in the conservative House.

Senator Reid: “In the Senate we’re going to do what we think can get through the House. I’m not going to go through a bunch of these gyrations just to say we’ve done something.”

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  1. Sudi

    I think this is a really good idea because Obama is trying to prevent the massacare that happened at sandy hook elemantary R.I.P snady hook NO GUNS!!!!!!

    January 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sudi

      I think Obama is trying to prevent the massacare that happened at sandy hook elementary he is trying to make schools or should I say America safe for a learning and living enviroment

      January 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa

    I signed a potition to stand by president and was supposed to get a confirmation in my e-mail that I signed it and never got one. So it all looks like most of america doesn't stand with president acording to poll, What the hell is going on. My voice and others that oppose nra should have our voice heard. I'm furious.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |