Obama Takes Campaign For Gun Proposal On The Road
President meeting with law enforcement experts in Minnesota
President Barack Obama has some convincing to do on his gun control proposals, both in D.C. and around the country. So he’s leaving Washington on Monday for a daylong campaign in Minnesota, where he’ll meet with officials studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks and accidents. Experts at Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center have been studying gun violence reduction for several years. After a spike in violent crimes there, the city launched a program in 2008 aimed at getting guns out of the hands of at-risk youth and find ways to rehabilitate them. This will be the first time Obama has campaigned on his controversial proposals outside of Washington, since unveiling them more than a week ago. (Associated Press)
To watch Obama's remarks after his meeting with the experts at 1:30 p.m. CT, click here.