By Justin Sink and Mike Lillis - 01/16/13 05:43 PM EST
"Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater," Obama said. “A majority of Americans agree with us on this."
The president also asked Congress to approve a law against so-called “straw purchasing” of guns, toughen gun trafficking laws, and authorize new funding for gun violence research, mental health efforts, and a program that would place mental-health counselors and police officers in schools.
In total, the White House estimates that the president's requests would total "in the neighborhood" of $500 million in the coming fiscal year.
The extensive proposals do not include any calls for restrictions on video games or violent films, which some have argued are a contributing factor, although the White House did designate some federal dollars for the study of violence in media.
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