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Yet following the new town shooting President Obama reiterated he will use all of his powers all the powers of his office I should say to prevent further tragedies.
Saying today it shouldn't be so easy for people to get their hands on assault weapons.
It also put a hard date for recommendations.
Correspondent Shannon Bream has the story.
The fact that this problem is complex.
Can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing.
-- vice president Joseph Biden as the lead the president's newly assembled team of cabinet members and outside organizations.
We'll have until the end of January to come up with what President Obama calls concrete proposals.
Aimed at preventing another tragedy elected deadly sandy hook elementary school shootings.
This is not some Washington commission.
This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report.
That gets read and then.
Pushed aside -- team will reportedly look at not only gun laws but also mental health policies as well as examine the entertainment industry's role.
-- Republicans have yet to sign on to measures proposed by house and senate Democrats.
Aimed at limiting clips that hold more than ten bullets at one time they are quietly having conversations about what role they should.
Play is we need to -- look at what drives a crazy person did to -- kind of actions and make sure that weren't -- -- the laws that are currently on the books.
Even as he proposed bold steps and promised swift action mr.
Obama was faced with a tough question.
Why hasn't he acted before now.
This is not the first this year the -- incident pollute the minds.
Of your four years.
-- -- Citing the country's economic crisis to wars and a fight to pass sweeping health care legislation the president responded.
I don't think I've been on vacation many feel the president's resolve and this time will be welcome on Capitol Hill you know the time is different.
Because there's so much anger.
When you talk to people there's anger behind their voices.
Why are we allowing this to continue to happen.
The president was also asked today about what role the National Rifle Association may play in this conversation.
The president replied that the NRA undoubtedly has members who are mothers and fathers and he hopes it will do some self reflection.
The NRA is set to hold a news conference on Friday -- Shannon thank you.
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