President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, talks about proposals to reduce gun violence on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, talks about proposals to reduce gun violence on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)