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White House outlines new gun control measures

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 23:18:20-05

(CNN) — The Obama administration will announce a series of executive actions on Tuesday to combat gun violence in the U.S. Among other things, the actions would expand mandatory background checks for some private sales.

The administration would also provide more funding for mental health treatment, FBI staff and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agents. Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail have blasted any attempt by the White House to crack down on gun rules.