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Good evening I'm Brett -- President Obama is at this hour promoting his gun control agenda in front of families.
Still trying to recover from last December sandy hook school shooting.
Moments ago the president touted Connecticut's efforts on gun control passed and signed into law last week saying now quote.
It's time for congress to do the same.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry has tonight's top story.
-- Obama arrives in Connecticut tonight to continue his push for gun control his aides are backpedaling on a key part of the pitch.
The -- debunked claim 40% of gun sales come without background checks is being massaged the substantial number of purchases of weapons are.
Achieved without background checks -- different from just two weeks ago when the president appeared at the white house with families from new town and other tragedies.
-- wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows many as 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background check the Washington Post gave the president three Tokyo's for that sits comfortably two decades old study using data about gun purchases in 1994.
The details are important because with the senate coming back today after a two week recess.
That proposal has quickly become.
The presidents the last hope of any dramatic action.
Which is why Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid immediately went on offense -- Republicans are hiding behind a filibuster.
Many senate Republicans who are afraid to even engage in this debate.
Shame on them on FOX News Sunday -- key spokesman for the National Rifle Association expressed some flexibility on expanding.
Background checks for gun shows and Internet sales.
But -- Hutchinson who directed it NRA study concluding that more armed guards should be schools are charged the president's focus has been.
Off whether it's mental health concerns that we can do better on or whether it is.
Providing more safety for our children in schools but very little has been done -- so that.
I'm discipline the president has not focus the debate.
On the ride issue for America what he announced 23 executive actions in January the president also vowed he would press congress beyond just guns congress should fund research.
Into the effects of violent video games have on young minds White House officials insisted today they're not protecting Hollywood or anyone else why -- it.
-- hear that you're not pushing congress about a video games but movies.
And then this is a problem that this single piece of legislation will not resolved in naked gun long alone will not result there are many aspects to this problem.
Yet it will most of president focus has been on God's in fact tonight.
He's flying home eleven family members of new town victims from Connecticut to here in Washington on Air Force One so they can lobby congress tomorrow.
Mostly of course about gun control Brett.
I'll be compelling testimony surely -- Gun control legislation obviously is not the only hot button issue up on Capitol Hill this week also.
Of their immigration reform.
What's the latest on the huge huge week for immigration reform as well -- because there's going to be a major rally they're promising tens of thousands.
Of supporters of immigration reform here in Washington on Wednesday.
The timing is critical because they're trying to put pressure on the senate.
As they come back into session one key Democrat.
In that gang of -- But working on this says they may have a bill on the floor as early as this week a key Republican Lindsey Graham -- maybe two or three weeks -- the bottom line is White House aides tell me they're very encouraged that progress is being made in the president wants to get this done by the middle of the summer the reason he realizes that doesn't happen he's gonna become more more of a lame duck and it'll never get this done right.
And had a lot in the north lawn Ed thank you.
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