Obama Backs Assault Weapons Ban

President Obama is getting more specific about what he meant by the need to take “meaningful action” on gun control. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Obama has called for “reexamining gun laws” in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Carney noted Obama’s “support for reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, his support for closing the so-called gun-show loophole.” Carney also said that Obama would support a ban on high-capacity weapons magazines. Carney said that Obama is “absolutely supportive of Senator Feinstein’s stated attempt to revive [the assault weapons ban]” and that he has already spoken to Sen. Joe Manchin about what he can do to help.