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January 15, 2013

Obama to Unveil Gun Measures on Wednesday

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Wednesday will roll out his response to last month's elementary-school shooting in Connecticut, the White House said, including actions the administration can take without waiting for Congress.

"He believes we can no longer stand by without taking action," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. Mr. Carney said Mr. Obama will unveil a "package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies" but declined to provide details.

Mr. Obama will be joined at the event by children who wrote him concerned about gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, in which 27 people, including 20 children, died.

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