Gun control: Obama signs 23 executive actions

After an emotionally-charged press conference at the White House urging action from Congress, President Barack Obama, surrounded by children, signed off on plans to curb gun violence.

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  1. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant anticipated the president's executive action on gun control, hoping to block any measures that could "infringe [on] constitutional rights."
  2. Several sheriffs around the US have refused to uphold laws that restrict gun ownership in their districts.
  3. Jackson Co. Ky. Sheriff Peyman says : "They'll never pull guns from Jackson Co."
  4. But Obama has received pleas for change from children since the December mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
  5. The NRA, meanwhile, launched a PR campaign against the president:
  6. Americans remain divided on limits to gun ownership.
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