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President Barack Obama (R) with Vice President Joseph Biden. Biden was recently appointed to head an interagency task force on gun control. Obama is expected to announce new gun control measures.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama (R) with Vice President Joseph Biden. Biden was recently appointed to head an interagency task force on gun control. Obama is expected to announce new gun control measures. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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This morning, President Obama announced the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations.  

The proposals will include measures to mandate background checks for all firearms buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. Despite public opinion being in favor for many of his proposed measures, the President is expected to face an uphill battle in Congress.

The following are the 23 Executive Actions the President announced Wednesday: