WASHINGTON Jan 16 President Barack Obama on
Wednesday called for speedy action on gun control measures and
vowed to use "whatever weight this office holds" to make them a
"We can't put this off any longer," Obama said in urging
Congress to approve measures requiring universal background
checks on gun buyers, and banning assault weapons and
high-capacity ammunition clips.
Obama said every day the United States waits to act, the
number of people killed from gun violence will keep growing.
"This will not happen unless the American people demand it,"