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    Obama Targets Expanded Gun Background Checks

    He’s gunning for change. Today the U.S. president introduced new executive orders that will include licensing requirements and background checks for firearm sales online or at gun shows, funding for mental health care and greater enforcement. Obama is calling on federal agencies to advance technology to prevent guns from being accidentally fired or used by unauthorized persons. The provisions, according to the White House, don’t contradict the Second Amendment — but with Republicans like Rand Paul vowing to fight it “tooth and nail,” it’s certain to face challenges on Capitol Hill and in court.

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