CNN to Host Obama Town Hall on Gun Violence

President Obama Press - H 2015
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President Obama Press - H 2015

The discussion, hosted by Anderson Cooper, will air on Jan. 7.

President Obama will participate in a town hall on gun control hosted by Anderson Cooper on CNN. The discussion Guns in America will air Jan. 7 on CNN at 8 p.m. ET. 

The discussion will take place at George Mason University in Virginia in front of a live audience who will represent different sides of the debate. The town hall is taking place after multiple recent shooting attacks including the Paris attacks and the San Bernardino shootings. 

CNN announced the discussion is taking place "in anticipation of an announcement regarding executive action on background checks."

Obama is set to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss a three-month review of what steps he could take to help reduce gun violence.