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    Obama Gets Defensive in Town Hall About Guns

    Everyone was taking aim. The president appeared visibly uncomfortable during CNN’s town hall on gun issues, with the first several questions coming from Second Amendment activists who challenged his recent executive orders on firearms. But he earned some cheers and even got feisty with moderator Anderson Cooper over what the president called a baseless “conspiracy” that he wants to take away people’s guns, comparing his plans to car safety seatbelt laws. A new poll says Obama’s proposals have broad support, though legal challenges are expected to his executive action.

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