(CNN)-President Obama unveiled 23 separate executive actions aimed at targeting gun violence in America.
Joining the President on stage was a group of children who wrote letters to him president in the aftermath of last month's Connecticut school shooting.
President Obama began the announcement by reading excerpts from some of the letters.
"Henna, a third grader, you can go ahead and wave Henna, that's you. Henna wrote, 'I feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. I love my country, and I want everybody to be happy and safe.'
And then Grant, go ahead and wave Grant. Grant said, "I think there should be some changes. We should learn from what happened at Sandy Hook. I feel really bad."
And then Julia said, Julia? Where are you? There we go. 'I'm not scared for my safety, I'm scared for others. I have four brothers and sisters and I know I would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them.'
These are our kids. This is what they're thinking about, so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them."
The proposals include: background checks on all gun sales, whether in store or at auctions and conventions and reinstating the ban on military style assault rifles and limiting ammunition magazines to no more than ten rounds.
The proposals were compiled by a task force, led by Vice President Joe Biden.
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