Obama to unveil gun violence plans to "prevent future tragedies"
WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) President Barack Obama will on Wednesday unveil comprehensive plans to thwart America's scourge of gun violence, surrounded by children who wrote to him after last month's Newtown massacre.
Mr Obama will unveil "concrete" proposals to "prevent future tragedies" like the horror in the Connecticut school in which 20 young children and six adults were killed by a gunman with an assault rifle, his spokesman Jay Carney said.
He will be joined at the event at the White House at 1645 GMT (12.45am on Thursday, Singapore time) by his young correspondents, who wrote to express fears about gun violence and school safety after the horror in Newtown on Dec 14, and their parents.
The plans, drawn up after an exhaustive policy review by Vice President Joe Biden in the last month, are expected to include a mix of legislative plans and executive orders using presidential power.