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"So, while there is no law or set of laws that can stop every act of violence, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try it," says President Obama.
Here's an outline of the President's plan:
Tougher background checks
More officers in schools
Re-instate the assault weapons ban
Restore a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines
Have the CDC study the cause of gun violence
Not all of these points are sitting well with gun rights activists.
"All of these proposals assume that there is a legitimate role in restricting the law abiding rights, the God-given rights that Americans have to defend themselves that are protected in the 2nd Amendment," says Gun Owners of America's Erich Pratt.
The National Rifle Association has a new ad on gun control. We'll bring you some of that TONIGHT on FOX17 NEWS.
Thursday, January 17 2013, 01:35 AM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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