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White House hopefuls react to President's actions on guns




A man examines weapons in the exhibit hall at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
A man examines weapons in the exhibit hall at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
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In an emotional speech Tuesday, President Obama announced a series of executive actions focused mostly on how guns are bought and sold. 

He called for more background checks and for utilizing technology to make guns safer. 

The President's remarks triggered a flood of responses, including fervent reactions from Republicans hoping to replace him.

https://twitter.com/JebBush/status/684436158630260736

https://twitter.com/RealBenCarson/status/684398818268323840

https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/684422056264380419

Meanwhile, the Democratic three each tweeted their support. 

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/684422434859184128

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/684429837893808128

https://twitter.com/MartinOMalley/status/684086898722078720

Gun control often comes up during presidential elections, but this year it's likely to stand out for a number of reasons. Washington Post White House bureau chief Juliet Elperin joined Take Two to explain why. 

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