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David Plouffe: Obama Is Going to Push His Ban on Assault Weapons Through Congress (Video)

David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Obama, told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that the president is going to push Congress to pass his assault weapons ban.

“Everyone’s trying to divert from the core issue which is there is a huge consensus in the country including a vast majority of Republicans that things like the assault weapons, high capacity magazines, universal background checks, making progress on mental health. These are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. No set of laws is going to end violence, obviously or these episodes. But, if we can save one life we should take it. And we think there is consensus on Capitol Hill for this. We think we can get 60 votes in the senate and 218. It’s going to be hard… Look the president put together a variety of things. We think there is support for a lot of these things and are going to push forward as hard as we can.

Good luck. The last time Democrats banned guns it cost them in the next election.

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