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Pres. Obama urges Oak Creek police to get behind new gun control laws


OAK CREEK, WI (WTAQ) - President Obama wants Oak Creek Police to help urge Congress to approve gun control.

Obama made the request Monday to the police chiefs of Oak Creek, Newtown Connecticut, and Aurora Colorado – all of which had mass shootings in 2012.

They met with the president at the White House, along with the Major Police Chiefs and Major County Sheriffs’ associations and Cabinet members.

Obama said no group is more important than law enforcement in the debate over gun control.

Obama said the issue quote, “elicits a lot of passion from all across the country.”

Obama claims Congress would pay attention to police.

The president wants lawmakers to ban assault weapons, limit high-capacity magazines, and adopt universal background checks for all gun buyers – including those at gun shows and private sales.