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Obama gun proposal to include new federal trafficking law, anti-bullying, mental health measures: report

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Politico is reporting that President Barack Obama's wide-ranging gun control proposal, expected to be announced Wednesday, will include a new federal gun trafficking law "long sought by big-city mayors as a way to keep out-of-state guns off their streets." The reported proposal goes beyond the expected call for universal background checks and bans on military-style weapons and high capacity ammunition.

Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, said earlier on Tuesday he believes Congress will act on at least some of the measures even in the face of a "tremendously powerful" gun lobby.

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