Gun control debates rage in wake of Sandy Hook (PHOTOS)

US President Barack Obama signs a series of executive orders about the administration's new gun law proposals as children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence, (L-R) Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes and Grant Fritz, look on in the Eisenhower Executive Office building January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. One month after a massacre that left 20 school children and 6 adults dead in Newtown, Connecticut, the president unveiled a package of gun control proposals that include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

President Barack Obama will announce some of the administration's proposals to reduce gun violence on Wednesday.

The debate over gun control has been raging since the shocking and deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last month.

New York state passed stricter gun laws on Tuesday, while the National Rifle Association has vowed to fight against any weapons bans.