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President in Minneapolis: It's time to do something


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn (KTTC) -- President Barack Obama made a stop in Minneapolis earlier today, speaking at the Minneapolis Police Department's Special Operations Center on his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers.

Obama says the measures to limit access to some weapons or to require a check of criminal histories during weapons purchases are common sense measures that have support of the public.

But he says: "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something."

Before his remarks Monday, Obama held a roundtable discussion at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center, speaking with law enforcement and community leaders.

Obama pitched his anti-gun violence agenda here-- in the first stop outside Washington-- where local officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related incidents for several years.

The fate of Obama's proposals on Capitol Hill remains uncertain, with many Republican and conservative Democratic lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, opposed to reforming the nation's gun laws.

We had a crew in Minneapolis all morning and will have all the details of the President's visit-- and what he said-- tonight on NewsCenter.


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