Let Me Start: Gun Fight

Updated
By Hardball staff
President Barack Obama speaks about the debt limit in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
President Barack Obama speaks about the debt limit in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
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President Obama is set to unveil his proposals to keep dangerous weapons in the hands of dangerous people. Among the measures the president is expected to propose: An assault weapons ban, a ban on high capacity magazine, expanded background checks and new restrictions on gun trafficking. Whether he’s able to successfully rally the American people and – most importantly – Congress to back his proposals is another story.

The NRA may have hit a new low with an ad that includes images of the Obama daughters.

Joe Scarborough has a must-read column on the high cost of the NRA’s extremism on guns. Joe joins Chris on “Hardball” tonight.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo is burnishing his liberal bona fides ahead of a possible 2016 White House run: He’s signed into law the strictest anti-gun measures in the country.

The House of Representatives finally passed an aid package for the victims of Superstorm Sandy, despite 179 Republicans who thumbed their nose at New York and New Jersey and voted against it.

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who disappeared and later revealed he was having an extra-marital affair with an Argentine woman, will announce plans to run for Congress.

The White House has informed Texas that it cannot secede from the Union.

Let Me Start: Gun Fight

Updated