Obama pushes ahead on gun control

17 January 2013

ABC News 24

US President Barack Obama has called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines amongst a raft of sweeping gun control proposals. But as associate professor Brendon O'Connor notes, getting the laws through a reluctant Republican controlled House of Representatives will require a concerted lobbying campaign.

Bookmark and Share

Tags: Assault Weapon Ban, Barack Obama, Brendon Oconnor, Gun Control, Guns

Have your say

Name
Comment

VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Switzer

Donald Trump transitions to President Trump

Senior fellow Tom Switzer discusses the early days of President-Elect Trump with Channel 7 Sunrise.


Planet America

The latest from Planet America

Catch up with ABC TV's Planet America, hosted by Centre research associate John Barron and watch recent episodes with Brendon O'Connor, David Smith and Gorana Grgic.


Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

Join our mailing list   Follow us on Facebook   Watch us on YouTube   Join the conversation on Twitter
Connect with us on LinkedIn   View our photos on Flickr   See what we're up to on Instagram   Subscribe to our RSS feeds