After 32 petitions asking for more gun control were filed on the White House's We the People website in the past week, the president has responded.
The video was posted Friday, a week after the Newtown school shooting claimed the lives of 20 children. He echoed many of his earlier statements on the issue, including closing loopholes used to buy guns and reforms for mental-health treatment. Watch the full video here.
The president dispatched Vice President Joe Biden this week to lead a task force to come up with concrete ways to curb gun violence.
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