In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, President Barack Obama today called on Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban as well as pass legislation to make it harder for suspected terrorists to obtain firearms. The president said there are a number of “common sense” gun control measures that Congress should take to reduce gun violence without violating the Second Amendment,

and for the first time since the deadly shooting Sunday, he enumerated several steps he wants Congress to take. “People with possible ties to terrorism who are not allowed on a plane shouldn’t be allowed to buy a gun,” Obama said, referring to “no fly, no buy” legislation pending on Capitol Hill that would prevent any suspected terrorists on no-fly lists from buying firearms. CONTINUE