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Obama making first trip to pitch for gun proposals, plans Minneapolis visit Monday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to Minneapolis Monday to pitch his proposals for reducing gun violence.

It will be the president's first trip outside of Washington centered on the gun proposals, which include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as universal background checks. Obama unveiled his plan in response to the horrific shooting of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

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