Obama encouraged Congress to pass legislation which, among other things, would increase background check protocols; ban assault weapons, high-capacity ammunition, and armor-piercing bullets; and provide more funding for additional police officers on the street, first responder training, mental health programs, and school emergency plans. The president also announced executive measures to make data relevant to background checks more available; to nominate a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives director; to increase Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research into gun violence; and to encourage the hiring of "school resource officers" at schools, among other initiatives.
Among President Obama’s proposals there is not anything stating that he wishes to prevent Americans from their right to “bear arms” which is the only topic of the second amendment. Nowhere in the second amendment does it state that we should have the right to own assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition. The proposals that were presented were based on protecting the adults and children in our country, to place
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