Obama Promotes Gun Control Proposals In Minneapolis - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Obama Promotes Gun Control Proposals In Minneapolis

Posted: Updated:
President Obama addresses gun control proposals in Minneapolis, MN Monday. President Obama addresses gun control proposals in Minneapolis, MN Monday.

President Obama took to the road Monday to visit Minneapolis as he works to push proposals for gun control at the federal levels.

The Monday trip marks the first time the President headed outside the Beltway to promote the proposals to curb gun violence. The proposals were introduced in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.

Minneapolis is a city that's long been focused on fighting bun violence.

The White House released a photo over the weekend of the President skeet shooting at Camp David back in August.

Obama's supporters say though they value the 2nd Amendment, they believe it's time to protect Americans by reinstating the assault weapons ban, limiting high capacity magazines and instituting universal background checks.

Those against the proposals, including the head of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre, argues they will only hurt law abiding gun owners.

Last week, Vice President Biden traveled to Virginia to discuss gun control measures. The White House says more trips are planned for both.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Kent State University blasts red-stained sweatshirt sold by Urban Outfitters

    Kent State University blasts red-stained sweatshirt sold by Urban Outfitters

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:28:05 GMT
    A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said.
    A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said.
  • Police: 13-Year-Old Shot In Hunting Park

    Police: 13-Year-Old Shot In Hunting Park

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:28:27 GMT
    Police say a 13-year-old was shot in the city's Hunting Park section by Old York Road and Erie Ave on Monday night.
    Police say a 13-year-old was shot in the city's Hunting Park section by Old York Road and Erie Ave on Monday night.
  • Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:24:00 GMT

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices