President Obama announces new gun control plan
- 16 January 2013
President Barack Obama has unveiled a new gun control plan for America.
He's called for a ban on assault weapons and wants wider background checks on gun buyers.
But the president will have to convince other politicians in Congress before the new gun control plan can go ahead.
The US has one of the highest rates of public gun ownership in the world and many Americans believe they have the right to keep and use them.