President Obama will announce his gun control proposals at a White House event Wednesday, according to Politico.
Obama is expected to announce the White House will push for a prohibition on high-capacity ammunition magazines, universal background checks for gun purchases and an assault weapons ban, along with the 19 executive orders that Vice President Biden told House Democrats Monday Obama will implement unilaterally.
The event will include several mayors – I assume New York’s Michael Bloomberg will be all over this – as well as gun control groups.
UPDATE: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this afternoon confirmed the event, but provided no significant details.
But Carney did seek to mitigate fears that Obama will take dramatic steps that could severely limit access to firearms.
“There are limits to what can be done within existing law,” Carney said. “Congress has to act.”