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GOP Rep. King: Gun-control advocates likely 'disappointed' in Obama

“I would say most of the president’s gun supporters were disappointed,” King said in an interview on CNN. “It was hype and didn’t add much.”

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King said the White House had built up “great expectations” about what could be done without congressional approval, but he concluded that “there’s not that much there.”

In a nationally televised remarks, Obama said he would use the full force of his authority to implement recommendations put forth by the gun violence task force he assembled following last month’s elementary school massacre in Connecticut.

"I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality," he said,

But the president’s power to act unilaterally is limited, and the big-ticket items he is pursuing — including an assault weapons ban and universal background checks — will require congressional action.

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