Pres. Obama delivered remarks at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center and discussed gun violence prevention with local leaders and law enforcement officials.
The President talked about recent local shooting deaths and discussed additional steps that can be taken at the federal level to reduce gun violence.
In January, Pres. Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In remarks to the press, he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures.
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Minneapolis is another city that had a deadly mass shooting in 2012.