U.S. — President Obama will unveil his proposals for new gun control legislation Wednesday, in the aftermath of last month's shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Sources familiar with the president's proposal tell NBC NEWS HE will ask congress to pass "significant" reforms, including:
- Universal background checks on gun buyers ANYWHERE, including at gun shows
- A crackdown on gun trafficking -- imposing harsher penalties on gun sellers who fail to perform background checks, targeting those folks who sell multiple guns to potential felons
- A ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines
- A renewed assault weapons ban.
Those policies will likely spark a heated political debate in Washington, but it's a debate the White House is signaling it's ready for.