Nightly News   |  March 23, 2013

Obama weighs in on guns

President Obama weighed in once again in the fight over guns. In his weekly address, the president said each of his proposals to reduce gun violence should get a vote in Congress, including a ban on assault weapons. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> president obama weighed in once again today in the fight over guns. in his weekly address the president said each of his proposals to reduce gun violence should get a vote in congress, including a ban on assault weapons . another strong supporter of such a ban is new york's mayor michael bloomberg . he spoke about gun control exclusively with david gregory for tomorrow's "meet the press."

>> i don't think there's ever been an issue where the public has spoken so clearly where congress hasn't eventually understood and done the right thing.

>> you don't think the assault weapons ban is going to pass?

>> well, look, we've been fighting since 2007 to get a vote. we are going to have a vote on -- for sure on assault weapons . and we're going to have a vote on background checks . and if we were to get background checks only it wouldn't be as good as if we got post. but we demanded a plan, and then we demanded a vote. we've got the plan. we're going to get the vote.

>> you can see the full conversation with bloomberg tomorrow on "meet the press," as well as david's interview with wayne lapierre , executive vice president of the national rifle association .