Obama to unveil gun violence measures Wednesday

President Barack Obama is launching the most sweeping effort to curb American gun violence in nearly two decades, acting swiftly after a massacre at an elementary school last month by proposing bans on military-style assault weapons, high-capacity ammunition clips and more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun control.


The broad package Obama will announce Wednesday is also expected to include more than a dozen steps the president can take on his own through executive action. (AP)