United States President will announce proposals aimed at reducing gun violence on Wednesday.

Washington, District of Columbia- Map- Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Washington, DC: Almost a month after forming a task force aimed at reducing gun violence, White House Spokesman Jay Carney announced during a White House Press Briefing on Tuesday that United States President Barack Obama and United States Vice President Joe Biden will announce their package of gun control proposals on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013.

The announcement comes a month after a tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in which a gunman killed at least 26 people including 20 children on the morning of Friday, December 14th, 2012.

The tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut prompted United States President Barack Obama to promise new efforts to curb gun violence.

United States President Barack Obama placed United States Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the initiative that would deliver new policy proposals to United States President Barack Obama by next week.

The announcement comes after New York Lawmakers on Tuesday approved the toughest gun control legislation in the nation.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed the legislation Tuesday afternoon which expands the state’s existing assault weapons ban and addressing gun ownership by those with mental illnesses.

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