Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Prevention Plan

President Barack Obama unveiled today a $500 million program to curb gun violence that includes requiring federal agencies to make more data available for background checks, appointing a full-time director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and directing the Centers of Disease Control to research gun violence. Obama issued 23 orders that do not require congressional approval, but said Congress must act soon to implement the rest of the changes,  the Tennessean reports.