President continues push for gun control

MINNEAPOLIS — President Obama repeated his call for a ban on military-style assault weapons at a speech in Minneapolis on Monday.

The measure currently lacks support in Congress. But the president is hopeful they will eventually back it.

"That deserves a vote in Congress because weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers," the president said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something."

And some educators are on board with the president's ban.

Three hundred fifty college presidents have signed a letter asking lawmakers to take steps to prevent gun violence.

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