President Obama spoke to the nation this morning about his proposal to reduce gun violence; recommends background check for all gun purchases, assault weapons ban.
By Matthew Hendrickson, Oak Park Patch President Obama spoke to the nation this morning and presented a proposal to reduce gun violence. We'll provide a link to the full video when one is posted. "I will put everything I've got into this and so will Joe [Biden]," Obama said in his closing remarks today. Of particular note in his proposal, Obama called for the following: Did you see the president's address this morning? Tell us what you thought in comments below. Do Obama's recommendations seem like a common sense approach to you, or are you concerned about the rights of gun owners? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lisle news:
While visiting Fox Valley, senator says gun control is only part of the solution to mass violence.
Written by Ted Schnell U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday that he would rather see Congress arrive at a “sensible solution” on curbing gun violence than see the president issue some kind of executive order attempting to remedy the problem. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. Still, in light of the power wielded by the NRA and the gun industry, which many congressmen will not stand up to, Durbin said he would support President Barack Obama if he does issue executive orders in an attempt to rein in gun violence. “Whatever it takes to keep our streets and schools safe, I’ll support,” he said. “But I hope that we could do it in the the normal congressional process,” he added. “I know that it’s…