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President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech to Minnesota law enforcement officials and local leaders Monday to promote his plan to curb gun violence.

Obama pushes gun control plan in Minnesota visit

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MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech to Minnesota law enforcement officials and local leaders Monday to promote his plan to curb gun violence.

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"We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," Obama told more than 200 people who filled a gymnasium in the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

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