Vice President Joe Biden applauds as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama: Consensus For More Checks For Gun Buyers

President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.