Corn on MSNBC: Obama’s 23 Executive Actions on Gun Control


This morning, President Obama unveiled his 23 executive actions for reducing gun violence after Newtown. With many of these recommendations sure to rankle the gun lobby, congressional approval is far from certain. Gun control needs to be a values issue, not a wonky, policy issue argues Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn on MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner. (Read more of our special report on gun laws and mass shootings here.)

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