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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
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Asian stocks rise on signs of steady US recovery
BANGKOK (AP) -- Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher today.
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LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.