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ABC News(Washington, DC) - The White House on Tuesday indicated President Obama would support legislation
that would reinstate the ban on certain types of semi-automatic rifles – known
as "the assault weapons ban" — and may support other efforts, such as a proposal
to ban high-capacity magazines, in the wake of the deadly massacre in Newtown,
"He is actively supportive of, for example, Senator Feinstein's stated intent
to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban,"
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters, publicly backing for the
first time legislation Feinstein plans to introduce. The White House had
previously been reluctant to publicly named any specific action it might support
in an effort to prevent future massacres.
"[The President] supports — and would support legislation that addresses the
problem of the so-called gun show loophole, and there are other elements of gun
law — gun legislation that he could support," Carney said. "People have talked
about high- capacity ammunition clips, for example, and that is something,
certainly, that he would be interested in looking at," he added.
The President reached out today to West Virginia Democrat, and longtime NRA
member, Sen. Joe Manchin, who on Monday began publicly discussing backing
tougher gun laws following the deadly shooting.
"He is heartened, I should mention, by what we have all heard from some
members of Congress who have been long-time opponents of gun control measures,
common-sense gun control measures like the assault weapons ban and the like,"
Carney said. "He, in fact, not long before I came out here, was on the phone
with Senator Manchin discussing just this issue."
Though the White House has said the president views potential solutions as
not solely focused on gun control – involving, for instance, mental health
issues and violence in U.S. popular culture — Carney did not provide specifics
when asked about those areas.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Press Release from the Clark County Sheriff's Department: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on CenturyMore >>
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on Century Rd. just east of Basswood Ave., Township of Unity.More >>
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reportMore >>
A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate. The GOP is in control of both houses, but it appears there is someMore >>
As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate.More >>
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