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Included in President Barack Obama's gun-control proposal are 23 executive actions-which require no congressional approval-including several aimed at improving access to data for background checks.
The $500 million package of executive action and legislative proposals come a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut left 26 people dead. Twenty of the victims were children.
The White House has released several of the memorandums. You can read them below or by clicking on the attached PDF documents.