Wednesday Must Read: Obama Announces Gun Control Proposal; Oakland Council Committees Okay Crime-Fighting Plans

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1. President Obama today unveiled his proposal for tightening the nation’s gun laws, and his plan includes legislation that would reinstitute a national ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and require universal background checks on weapons’ buyers, The New York Times reports. Locally, Oakland police have said repeatedly that city streets are flooded with assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that are purchased in neighboring states, such as Nevada, that have no bans. Obama’s proposal would close this loophole, but it is expected to be met by fierce opposition from Congressional Republicans.

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