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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
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ONLINE FAREWELL SONG ATTRACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWS
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose."
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Cooper wants to bring a little more sin -- to Sin City.