Smith opposes Obama gun control proposals

Nebraska's Third District congressman Adrian Smith says new proposals by President Obama to reduce gun violence "infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Nebraskans." Obama announced a $500 million package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine and it would close loopholes in the gun sale background check system.

Obama also is signing 23 executive actions _ which require no congressional approval _ including several aimed at improving access to data for background checks. A presidential memorandum will instruct the Centers for Disease Control to research causes and prevention of gun violence.

Smith says the proposals are "yet another instance of the President bypassing Congress to impose his agenda." Smith also said he "fears many of the Ppresident's proposals would do nothing to address the underlying causes of violence".

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