Obama backs ban on sale and ownership of assault rifles

Obama backs ban on sale and ownership of assault rifles

The debate over gun laws in America has moved up a gear.

President Obama has said that he is supporting a total ban on the sale and ownership of assault rifles.

They are the type of weapon used in a school massacre last Friday - in which 20 young children were killed.

Two more of the victims were buried today.

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