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The debate on gun control is gaining momentum. Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with numerous groups this week as a part of the White House’s task force working to curb gun violence. Here’s WSOC with the details.

“The task force on gun violence headed by Vice President Biden will meet this week with people on both sides of the gun debate. Victims groups and gun safety organizations today, and the National Rifle Association and gun owners groups on Thursday.”

According to The Washington Post, the measures under consideration for gun control are far-reaching and comprehensive. They include...
 

But the goal is to hear all sides to the debate before making a decision. Press Secretary Jay Carney says...

“The process is designed to get input. And then the vice president’s group will assess different actions, make recommendations, and the president will decide what he would like to pursue, what he believes is the right course of action.”

But Mr. Biden’s efforts could see stiff opposition when he meets with the National Rifle Association and other gun-owner and sportsmen groups. A former NRA board member says Biden has “galvanized the gun community.”

“They’re talking about banning millions of firearms. The writing was on the wall when Joe Biden was put on that thing because he’s a gun grabber.”

And even though the NRA will stress the Second Amendment, an editor for The New York Times is quick to point out that the measures under consideration are far from unconstitutional — none have anything to do with legal possession. But the editor encourages Biden’s task force to be patient, much like its anti-gun-control competition.

“The White House will have to fight hard for Mr. [Biden’s] proposals and find new ways to raise public support. If it doesn’t, the risk is that gun control legislation will die in the House, and that the nation will forget the topic until the next needless tragedy.”

Gamespot reports the gun control task force is also planning to meet with video game industry leaders this week to discuss the link between violent video games and gun violence.

Biden Meeting With NRA, Victims' Groups, Gun Safety Orgs

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Jan 9, 2013

Biden Meeting With NRA, Victims' Groups, Gun Safety Orgs

 

(Image source The Inquisitr)

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE


The debate on gun control is gaining momentum. Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with numerous groups this week as a part of the White House’s task force working to curb gun violence. Here’s WSOC with the details.

“The task force on gun violence headed by Vice President Biden will meet this week with people on both sides of the gun debate. Victims groups and gun safety organizations today, and the National Rifle Association and gun owners groups on Thursday.”

According to The Washington Post, the measures under consideration for gun control are far-reaching and comprehensive. They include...
 

  • requiring universal background checks for firearm buyers,
  • tracking the movement and sale of weapons through a national database,
  • strengthening mental health checks,
  • and stiffening penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors.

But the goal is to hear all sides to the debate before making a decision. Press Secretary Jay Carney says...

“The process is designed to get input. And then the vice president’s group will assess different actions, make recommendations, and the president will decide what he would like to pursue, what he believes is the right course of action.”

But Mr. Biden’s efforts could see stiff opposition when he meets with the National Rifle Association and other gun-owner and sportsmen groups. A former NRA board member says Biden has “galvanized the gun community.”

“They’re talking about banning millions of firearms. The writing was on the wall when Joe Biden was put on that thing because he’s a gun grabber.”

And even though the NRA will stress the Second Amendment, an editor for The New York Times is quick to point out that the measures under consideration are far from unconstitutional — none have anything to do with legal possession. But the editor encourages Biden’s task force to be patient, much like its anti-gun-control competition.

“The White House will have to fight hard for Mr. [Biden’s] proposals and find new ways to raise public support. If it doesn’t, the risk is that gun control legislation will die in the House, and that the nation will forget the topic until the next needless tragedy.”

Gamespot reports the gun control task force is also planning to meet with video game industry leaders this week to discuss the link between violent video games and gun violence.

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