The liberal think tank, Center for American Progress, is recommending more than a dozen gun safety measures to the Obama administration as the White House looks to revamp laws in the wake of an elementary school last month in Newtown, Conn.
The Center for American Progress is recommending 13 gun policies -- more comprehensive background checks, removing military-grade weapons from the streets, allowing more data collection and sharing and beginning the process of the FBI absorbing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
“The death, injury, and heartache caused by gun violence in our nation is devastating, which is why our country needs to act to address the gaps in our current laws,” said Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress. “As both a mother and concerned citizen, I believe the best way to address the tragedy of Newtown, as well as the senselessness of thirty-three gun deaths a day is to take action on common-sense measures.”
The recommendations outlined Sunday will be discussed at an event featuring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif. and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.