President Barack Obama. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

President Obama will participate in a live town hall on CNN Thursday, White House officials said, part of his renewed push for additional gun restrictions in the United States.

The event with CNN's Anderson Cooper, which an administration official described in an email as a discussion "on reducing gun violence in America" will take place at George Mason University from 8 to 9 p.m. ET.

"Cooper will moderate the discussion, and the president will take questions from the audience," the White House official said in the email.

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The televised session will take place in the same week that Obama will announce a set of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun crimes, including one requiring occasional gun sellers to run background checks on potential buyers.