MoveOn Seeks To Back Obama Gun Plan

A prominent progressive advocacy group is soliciting funds to back up a plan to support the initiatives President Obama announced Wednesday to reduce the nation’s gun violence. In an email to supporters, MoveOn.org says its efforts are aimed at push the gun control efforts past the muscle of the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun-control opponents. The president unveiled the new gun control measures–including mandatory background checks for all gun buyers, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, more money for mental health, and stronger enforcement of the laws currently on the books–in response to the schoolhouse massacre in December of young children and others in Newtown, Conn. “It took a horrifying, unthinkable tragedy to put … Continue reading