President Obama visited Minneapolis on Monday to discuss gun control and how to stop violence among youth. He is hoping to target a specific audience in Minnesota by visiting "the north side of the city, a poor and predominantly African-American area where nearly two-thirds of the city's gun violence took place in 2012," said USA Today.
Although gun control has been a popular topic over the past several months, action is just beginning to take place. This was, "Obama's first gun control campaign stop outside of Washington and it comes just before the Minnesota Legislature kicks off their three days of what will likely be controversial talks on gun control issues and possible new proposals," KTTC said.
According to MinnPost, the president is proposing a new policy in which we require background checks on anyone looking to purchase guns, as well as put a ban on military assault weaponry, and limit the size of ammunition.