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President Barack Obama speaks to Minnesota law enforcement officials, lawmakers and local leaders Monday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center about his plan to curb gun violence. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

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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