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Obama take his campaign to reduce gun violence to Midwest

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President Obama took his gun control message on the road, sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in Minneapolis.

The President praised the Minneapolis Police Department, pointing to the city's success tackling gun violence. He is also trying to reach Minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence.

Asked in a recent interview whether he had ever fired a gun, the President said yes, and over the weekend the White House released a photo of him shooting skeet at Camp David.

This is expected to be the first of several trips the President makes to push his plan outside Washington. Proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance on Capitol Hill.

Outside groups on both sides of the issue are turning up the pressure on lawmakers. Elizabeth Kiss is one of 350 College Presidents that signed a letter to Congress supporting stricter gun laws.

The letter calls for keeping guns off college campuses as well as universal background checks and a new assault weapons ban.

President Obama is also pushing for easier access to mental health care and more cops on the beat to help address gun violence.

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