Among the strategies Obama is pursuing are:
* Require criminal background checks for all gun sales.
* Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous individuals is available to the background check system.
* Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban.
* Restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines.
* Protect police by finishing the job of getting rid of armor-piercing bullets.
* Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime.
* End the freeze on gun violence research.
* Make our schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans.
* Help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need.
* Ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is under fire after wearing a bra with two fake plastic automatic rifles on the cups during a recent concert at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada for the "Born This Way Ball" tour.
“I think it is gun porn,” Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the DC-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, told the New York Post. “It’s almost like she’s telling her fans, 'The only way I can stimulate you is to show you guns and violence.' Does she not care about some of the grotesque episodes of gun violence we've seen lately? Is she not aware of them?”
Oh but she does. Gaga signed her name to the Demand a Plan, the online campaign to reform gun laws that was founded in July after "The Dark Knight Rises" theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. A full-page advertisement was published last year in the New York Times featuring signatures from other prominent people, including entertainers such as John Cusack, media titans like Martha Stewart, The Huffington Post's President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, and AOL's Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong.