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Obama's Executive Actions On Gun Violence (SLIDESHOW)

US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden looks on January 16, 2013 in
US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden looks on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama Wednesday will sign 23 executive actions to curb gun violence and demand Congress pass an assault weapons ban and other sweeping measures in response to the Newtown massacre. A senior official also said Obama would call on Congress to pass deeper measures, including bans on high-capacity magazine clips of more than 10 rounds and to prohibit armor-piercing bullets. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

As part of his comprehensive set of proposals to address gun violence in the country, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed 23 executive actions that serve as a first step for his administration.

The list of those actions is below.

This post has been updated to clarify the nature of Obama's directive.

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Obama's Executive Actions On Gun Violence
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