– Shannon Bream, Fox News
As Congress debates various gun control measures, President Obama is publicly putting the heat on Capitol Hill.
“The only way that we’re going to be able to do everything that needs to be done is with the cooperation of Congress,” he said Monday while hosting law enforcement officials from around the country.
But Supporters of tougher gun controls are growing increasingly worried lawmakers won’t pass any substantial measures and have begun to focus their efforts elsewhere. A number of Obama allies across the country have called on public employee pension funds to divest of any holdings linked to the gun industry.
“City of Los Angeles pension funds should not go to profit companies that produce weapons designed to maximize carnage and death,” Mayor Antonia Villaraigosa vowed.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama White House chief of staff, has made the same commitment and gone a step further. Emanuel has authored letters to Bank of America and TD Bank because they maintain multimillion-dollar lines of credit for major gun manufacturers. In the letters, Emanuel urges the banks to use their influence to “push” the manufacturers to go along with the president’s tough new gun controls.
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