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President Obama announced Monday that he's creating a special task force, and plans to submit new gun control proposals to Congress no later than January:

Over these past five days, the discussion has re-emerged as to what we might do not only to deter mass shootings in the future, but to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day. And it’s encouraging that people of all different backgrounds and beliefs and political persuasions have been willing to challenge some old assumptions and change some long-standing positions.

In Massachusetts, State Treasurer Steve Grossman directed the state pension fund to review any investments it might have in the firearms industry.



This segment aired on December 19, 2012.