Top Links: President Obama, on the road, selling his gun control agenda

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President Barack Obama shoots clay target on the range at Camp David, Md., Aug. 4, 2012.
President Barack Obama shoots clay target on the range at Camp David, Md., Aug. 4, 2012.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Top story: Don’t miss President Obama’s speech from Minneapolis today at about 2:30 p.m. on why this country needs to strengthen its background checks.

  • This trip marks the first outside D.C. for the president to sell the nation on his gun safety plan. (The Washington Post)
  • “The White House picked Minneapolis as the backdrop for Obama’s remarks in part because of recent steps the city has taken to tackle gun violence, including a push for stricter background checks.” (Associated Press)
  • There’s still some question whether Obama can sway Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to accept an assault weapons ban (The Fix)
  • Did you see Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ anti-NRA ad during the Super Bowl? (McClatchy)
  • “The bizarrest thing re: Wayne LaPierre is he’s basically trying to come up with any big-government solution to violence that isn’t gun laws.” (Josh Barro)
  • A history of how the gun industry has turned the AR-15 into the most popularly purchased weapon today. (The New York Times)

Top Links: President Obama, on the road, selling his gun control agenda

Updated