Full Video: President Announces Gun Control Policies

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President Obama announced gun control policies this morning at 11:45 a.m. Eastern. As reported on a local NBC News affiliate Channel 11 in Georgia, the administration will launch a major effort to develop and implement gun control policies the administration claims will help prevent another mass school shooting.

The president is tasking gun control expert, serial gaffe-master Vice President Joe Biden to head up what one presumes will be called a blue ribbon commission unilateral effort on why law-abiding citizens can no longer be trusted to possess certain kinds of guns, while only police, government law enforcement, and the U.S. military can.

The NBC report rightly captures the sense of urgency among some politicians to force through sweeping federal gun control legislation without reasoned deliberation or a proper discussion of the government’s powers. Others might describe this urgency as politicians taking advantage of a legitimate crisis to exploit those who are emotionally willing to let their guard down.

It was reported by Obama aides that the president is likely to pursue some tightening of gun laws, including a ban on assault-style weapons. He is also likely to seek ways to improve mental health resources and school safety, which seems perfectly reasonable in the wake of an immensely tragic school shooting.

Right after the close of the president’s address, a reporter oddly asked him about fiscal cliff negotiation. The president discussed that for several minutes. After calling gun control opponents ideological, he predictably pivoted to raising taxes on the rich.

[Click here to read Boehner, Obama Move Closer to a Fiscal Cliff Deal]

UPDATED to include full video and change of headline.

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