NRA en Congressman John Yarmuth Praises Obama's Gun Violence Task Force <p>In reaction to President <a href="">Obama launching a task force to address gun violence</a>, Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is praising the effort to tackle the issue in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.</p><p>The president pledged at a press conference Wednesday that the group—led by Vice President Joe Biden—will work swiftly to present recommendations for Congress to act on. It is the most forceful push by the administration to tackle gun control, and supporters say they are eager to see specific proposals.</p><p>Earlier this week, <a href="">Yarmuth called for comprehensive regulations for firearms</a> in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and plans to co-sponsor legislation to ban on assault weapons.</p><p>"I share the president’s commitment to strengthening our nation’s gun laws, and I thank him for approaching the complex problem of gun violence in a comprehensive way," Yarmuth said in a statement. "Whether it is reinstating the ban on assault weapons and getting high-capacity ammunition magazines off our streets, expanding background checks to help ensure guns don’t fall into the wrong hands, addressing gaps in our mental health care system, or other failures, we must address all the factors that contribute to gun violence in our society. This task force will help in those efforts."</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:34:56 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3051 at Congressman John Yarmuth Praises Obama's Gun Violence Task Force