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Obama agenda: 19 steps

On guns: “Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone, congressional officials said,” the AP writes. Those steps could include ordering stricter action against people who lie on gun sale background checks, striking limits on federal research into gun use, ordering tougher penalties against gun trafficking, and giving schools flexibility to use grant money to improve safety. Obama is expected to unveil his proposals as early as Wednesday….”

Aren’t video games supposed to be part of the problem, according to the NRA? So why did it release an app – “NRA: Practice Range” -- with a shoot-em-up game that is designated for those 4 years and older?

The New York Daily News puts it on its cover. Headline: “NRA spits on the graves of Newtown massacre victims with release of mobile shoot-'em-up app for iPhone, iPad.”

“In the last decade alone, the NRA has spent $21 million to lobby Congress and federal agencies — 10 times the amount spent by one of the nation's best-known gun-control groups, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, during the same period,” USA Today notes while outlining the laws the group has lobbied for (and gotten) in Congress and in state capitols.